Well, it's a long story. Ron B mention in this Picea breweriana thread that there's a large Brewer's Weeping Spruce mentioned in Gerald Straley's Trees of Vancouver. It was also mentioned in an unpublished book of heritage trees, so I went looking for it. It does not seem to be there, though the location given is not a new house. But I found this other tree and wonder if it's the same species. A friend tells me that most of what I was calling Brewer's Spruce is really Norway Spruce, Picea abies. Tree 1 This is the tree in question, on the west side of Angus, just south of 33rd. Now I can't remember if the two cones on the left in the last photo are from the same tree or from a tree I saw earlier. The cone on the right is definitely from this tree. If it's P. breweriana, is it an impressive size for this species? Tree 2 I was trying to contrast it with this tree, that I'm now guessing is a Norway Spruce. Is that ID right? I have another set with the same question. The three trees on the left are near the putting green in Stanley Park. A list of trees in the area shows Norway Spruce, but not how many of them. Tree 3 Compared to its neighbours, the appearance of this tree is silkier, if that makes any sense at all talking about a spruce. With three trees so close together, I can't be sure that I have the right cone for the tree. None of the cones on the trees was close enough for me to get a good photo. Tree 4 This one seems intermediate between the one above and the others. I'd have thought Brewer's Spruce, except that compared to the previous one, it doesn't look nearly as weeping, so Norway Spruce?