Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) grows along coastal region in a narrow band. This species is well known for its high strength properties, thanks to the long, straight grain. These trees grow up to 70 metres tall and 2 metres in diameter, making them the largest of the spruces.
High-quality grades are used for specialty marine applications like masts, spars, and deck beams. Sitka Spruce is also very popular for ladder stock and industrial equipment that need a high strength-to-weight ratio.