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Fir Tree Pictures: Photo Library of Fir Trees
Firs: More Photos of Fir Trees
Fir Tree Scientific Name - Abies
Balsam Fir Scientic name: Abies balsamea
Fir Tree Types, List of Different Kinds of Fir Tree Species
Fir Tree Types and Facts on the Fir Tree Species
Fir trees are tall, symmetrical evergreen trees with pyramidal forms and flattish green needles which tend to be soft to the touch. They generally prefer cool, moist soil and cool temperatures and perform poorly in wet, poorly drained soils. The strong vertical lines of fir trees make them attractive landscaping elements and are best used as specimens with the lower branches unpruned, sweeping the ground.
Fir Tree, White
Fir Tree: Facts, Trivia, Reference
Balsam Fir: A fast way to identify a Balsam Fir is to aggressively rub the Fir's needles between your fingers and if the tree is a balsam then you love the sweet smell of the balsam oil on your fingers.
How to identify a Balsam Fir tree from a Spruce tree. Balsam Fir needles are flat and grow on either side of the stem whereas spruce needles are round and grow all the way round the stem.
Fir trees are also members of the pine family and are often used as Christmas trees. Popular varieties of fir trees used in Christmas decorations are Balsam, Fraser, Noble, Canaan and White fir trees.
Balsam Fir is the number one pick for a Christmas tree if you associate Christmas with the aroma of balsam fir permeating your home over the holiday season.
Essential oil from the Fir tree is used in aromatherapy and is considered beneficial in the treatment of coughs, colds, flu, muscle aches and arthritis. Canada Balsam is one of the ingredients in Buckley's cough medicine
The oldest Douglas fir on record grows on Vancouver Island and is estimated to be 1,300-1,400 years old..
White Fir Ever Green: The white fir tree grows tall and is a good landscaping alternate in place of the commonly used spruce tree The white fir is identifiable from the spruce tree by it's longer thicker needles and lighter green needle color.
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