0-058 Shortly after the Vietnam memorial was completed, this Colorado spruce (Picea pungens), also known as blue spruce, was planted and has been used annually to display remembrance decorations for Veterans during the Christmas/Holiday season. As the tree grows larger each year, it has become not only a seasonal commemorative focus but adds to the aesthetics of the site all year as an evergreen symbol of everlasting life. Native to the cool, dry mountains of the American West, this popular landscape evergreen tree sometimes shows signs of needle diseases in our humid climate as it ages, but it always is spectacular when young.
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