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I have some low areas on my property that are wet. For a short time, maybe a week in the spring there is an inch or so of standing water. Can Norway Spruce handle a few days under these conditions? I have heard that they do not like excessive water. Anyone have an opinion? Thank You
 

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Peck, I have an area that is wet for a couple weeks in the spring. We have some Norway Spruce planted there and they have been growing for about 8 years with no ill effects. I'll be transplanting some Norway's this weekend while the ground is soft from all the rain we've had in the southern part of the state.
 

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Thanks Mike, sounds like the same situation that I have. That's what I wanted to hear.
 

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SITE CHARACTERISTICS :
Norway spruce grows best in cool, humid climates on rich soils [2,17].
Preferred soils include well-drained sandy loams [2,17,42]. It also
grows well on almost all other types of soils. Permanently waterlogged
soils inhibit Norway spruce growth, but Norway spruce does occur on
poorly drained soils and in bogs [42]. Growth rates increase with
increased soil organic material and are positively correlated to the
nitrogen content of the soil. In southern Finland, soil pH under 34- to
38-year-old plantations of Norway spruce ranged from 3.7 to 4.4. Norway
spruce is also found on podzolized soils [45].
 
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