Spruce trees sitting in water

Asked April 22, 2019, 7:48 AM EDT

How long can spruce trees sit in water and survive?

Hennepin County Minnesota spruce flooded landscapes

1 Response

Spruce are moderately resistant to flood damage. There is evidence from Iowa that many tree species can survive for a season or longer. Spruce weren’t mentioned specifically but with moderate tolerance they probably fall in the survival group. https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/1993/7-14-1993/flood.html l