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Balsam Fir

Sapin baumier

Abies balsamea

  • Description Description Icon
    The Balsam fir is a small to medium-size softwood typically 14–20 metres with flat fragrant needles and a narrow conic grown. This tree can live between 70 and 150 years.
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    This species is commonly used for Christmas. To tell a spruce from a Balsam Fir, remember that the needles of a fir are flat. Various oils are extracted from the needles, especially for cough medicine.