Grand Fir

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Grand fir

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(aka White Fir)
(Abies grandis)

Size at 120 years: 110-160 feet tall, 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 feet in diameter

Life Span: 250 years

Needles: Flat, in 2 rows, 1-2" long, dark green and shiny, silvery white beneath

Cones: Upright, 2-4" long, green, maturing to brown

Bark: Brown, smooth, with resin blisters, becoming deeply furrowed with age

Where to find: Valleys and moist mountain slopes, often occuring in mixed forests.

Things to know: Woodsmen place great faith in the healing properties of the fragrant, transparent gum pinched from resin blisters found on the smooth barked, young trees.

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