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- Feb 1, 2021
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Grand Fir (Abies grandis) is also known as White, Silver, Balsam, or Piss Fir. It is common in moist forests, stream bottoms, valleys, and lower mountain slopes. It prefers North-facing slopes and can grow in a variety of soil types. It is very shade tolerant, especially when young. It is a dominant climax species in some habitat types and a long-lived seral species in others. Grand Fir is the most popular species for Christmas trees in the Northwest because of its thick-foliage, symmetry, deep green shiny color, and strong, orangish fragrance. Fun fact, Grand fir is the tallest known fir species!
Height: Up to 260'
Needles: 1-1.5" dark green above, pale with stripe below, grow in 2 flat rows
Cones: 2-4" cylindrical, borne upright on tree
USDA PLANTS Database Link
Pics from USDA Plant Database: https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ABGR
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