The Balsam Fir is a small to medium-size evergreen growing 46 – 66 feet (14 – 20 meters), native to eastern and central Canada and the northeastern United States. Its bark matures from smooth, grey, resin blisters to rough, and fissured or scaly, with a conic crown. The needles are small and flat, growing to 0.6 – 1.2 inches (1.5 – 3 centimeters) long, with dark green upper sides and dark green under sides with white bands. Within a mature tree, the dark purple cones will mature to a brown, and will grow to be 1.6 – 3.1 inches (4 – 8 centimeters) long.
Due to their natural beauty, the Balsam Fir has become one of the most popular Christmas Trees. They additionally have been used within the Paper Manufacturing Industry.
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