Grand Fir – Native Plant Sale Spotlight

By Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho, United States - This image is Image Number 1171049 at Forestry Images, a source for forest health, natural resources and silviculture images operated by The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service., CC BY 3.0 us https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8371520

Grand Fir (Abies grandis)

If you’re looking for a grand fir tree, the Grand Fir is the granddaddy of them all. Growing up to 250 feet tall, Grand firs are one of the tallest of the fir trees. They like moist to dry sites. They are quite shade tolerant, though dense shade can slow growth. Their needles have that lovely balsam scent. Historically, indigenous peoples would boil Grand fir needles to make medicinal tea for colds. All that and they can live to be 200-300 years old!

Don’t miss this tree at the upcoming KCD Native Bareroot Plant Sale and Community Fair!

Natalie Quist, AmeriCorps Projects Coordinator, Community Engagement

Sources:
Native Trees of Western Washington, by Kevin Zobrist
USDA Plant Guide: Grand Fir (Abies grandis)

Photo Credits:
Walter Siegmund (talk) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho, United States
Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, United States

By Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, United States - This image is Image Number 1214081 at Forestry Images, a source for forest health, natural resources and silviculture images operated by The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service., CC BY 3.0 us https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8371002

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