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Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea


Balsam fir is a large and narrow coniferous species that can grow up to 30 meters tall, it is one of the most recognizable trees in Ontario. It is native to North America and can be found across Ontario. It grows in a variety of climates and conditions, the roots of the balsam fir don’t go very deep in to the soil – they have been known to blow down during extremely high winds. One of the most popular Christmas trees.


Flat needles. Upper surface shiny dark green, white dots beneath.


Female cones are purple, 4-10cm long, and stand upright


Grayish, smooth with raised resin blisters when young (sticky substance), irregular brownish scales with age

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