Is this a native tree?

Asked May 8, 2020, 10:38 PM EDT

I have some cute evergreens growing in my natural area and I don't know whether to protect them or to remove them. Can you please identify them for me using the attached photos? Thank you.

Erie County New York

1 Response

Such nice little trees! These all look to be little spruce trees but it is hard to say on such small plants, without cones or mature form, unless I have a closer look at the needles. If you would be kind enough to send a clear photo of the needles of each of these so I can see if they are flat or 3 dimensional, any markings, and how each attaches to the stem of the tree, I can confirm for you.