16-01 The Black Hills spruce (Picea glauca var. densata), a tough geographic variety of the northern white spruce, was planted here in 2016 to memorialize former Oak Ridge Cemetery tree guide Rhonda Kraft as well as the Veterans who are honored in this section of Oak Ridge. Black Hills spruce comes from the rigorous climate of South Dakota, where no other spruce trees and few other trees of any species can thrive. It is one of the best-adapted spruce species for our local climate.
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