In European Union we are in third place with the amount of forests covering our landscape. Only behind Sweden and Finland. In our country 58,2 % of grounds are covered with forests and this is a number that was researched statistically in 2018 by the Institute of Forestry Slovenia. That means more than half of our country. The green is visible everywhere, if you go by car and if by any chance you are sitting on an airplane and flying over our country, this information will definitely be confirmed. Our forests are mixed – with deciduous and evergreen trees. When we talk about deciduous trees we have the largest amount of beech and oak trees, evergreen’s largest representative are spruces (picea abies) The latter is also one of the most common trees you will find in Slovenia. In the past it hasn’t been spread so widely, it used to grow only in the higher areas and in the cold mountain valleys, but during the 19th century they started massively planting it elsewhere in the country and today you can find it throughout the entire area, with the exception of very dry coastal parts and marshy lands of the Pannonia flats. Spruce usually grows up to 6 metres high, the needles usually pound your palms and this is how you can recognise the difference between a spruce and a fir tree. The largest spruce in Slovenia is 62 metres high and lies on the woody area in Pohorje, close to Maribor, second largest Slovenian city. In the past spruce was planted mostly because of the amazing quality of its wood that is very soft and elastic and is mostly used for making furniture, musical instruments, in construction and paper industry.