As a part of the Alberta Program of studies for grade six science, students are required to "identify characteristics of at least four trees found in the local environment. They should be familiar with at least two deciduous and two coniferous trees."This research project is designed to guide students through the process of learning about local trees, as well as provide them with the opportunity to research other topics that must be covered in the Trees and Forests unit.
Picea engelmannii 'Blue Magoo' "A striking upright coniferous tree with short, gray-blue needles. New growth in spring droops giving this selection a lovely "weeping" look. Tiny red cones in spring mature to dark brown by summer. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 6' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -60 degrees. USDA zone 1. Discovered and introduced by the Flora Wonder(tm) Collection of Buchholz Nursery." -from buchholz website