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!
Natalie Quist, AmeriCorps Projects Coordinator, Community Agriculture and Engagement
Native Trees of Western Washington, by Kevin Zobrist
USDA Plant Guide: Grand Fir (Abies grandis)
Walter Siegmund (talk) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho, United States
Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, United States