Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)

  • Needlebearing
  • Evergreen
  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: Balsam fir can grow as tall as 90 feet, but is more typically 40 feet in height.
  • Average Width: Average width is 20-30 feet.
  • Leaf Description: Balsam fir has short, flat, resinous needles (1/2"-1 1/4" long).
  • Bark Description: Balsam fir bark is thin, gray, and smooth with resin blisters; bark is brown and scaly on older trees.
  • Twig Description: Twigs are yellow green, buds are reddish brown and resin covered.
  • Flowering: Inconspicuous
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Needle bearing

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