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Species: Grand Fir

Scientific Name: Abies Grandis

Classification: Coniferous Evergreen Tree



Description: The Grand Fir, also commonly known as the Balsam Fir, Great Fir and White Fir is one of the largest species of fir trees, reaching heights in upwards of 300 feet. It is native to inland British Columbia as well as Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Northern California. It is distinguishable by its unique needle pattern, which form in two distinct rows so the the upper and lower portions of the branches are visible. The needles are 1 to 1 1/2 inch in length with dark green tops and visible white lines on the undersides. Cones ranging from 2 to 4 inches in length form high in the crown of the tree and release in the fall. In the wild, the species is common to moist forests near stream beds, valleys and mountain slopes, most often found in mixed coniferous and hardwood dominated forests.

Site Conditions: The Grand Fir is adaptable to a range of soil types, generally preferring elevations below 5000 feet. It prefers moist soil, but is tolerant of drier soil. It prefers full sun exposure, however it is very shade tolerant but growth will be slowed in full shade enviroments.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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