TreesEvergreensPine — Balsam Fir
aka: Eastern Fir, Canada Fir
Abies balsamea

Balsam Fir 6 April 2006

Can grow to a height of 40-60 feet.
Max diameter of trunk 1-1½ feet.

Balsam Fir

Bark of the Balsam Fir 6 April 2006
Bark of the Balsam Fir

Needles and Buds 6 April 2006

Needles are ½-1¼ inches long.
They are flat with rounded tips.
Green above and whitish beneath.
Thin green line through the whitish part.
They are arranged around the twig.

The cones are arranged aound the twig.
The female cones will grow erect.
They are 2-4 inches long.
Purple in color then turning bluish-brown.

Needles and Buds of the Balsam Fir

author & photographer: Joseph A Raymond
location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada