The yellow-orange color of the young stem is a good identification feature. This is especially evident on the underside of the stem as the way the needles are arranged on the underside expose the stem more so than on the upper side.
NOTE: This image shows the upper side of the stem.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Picea abies, Norway spruce