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Brad Blake
Northern Arizona University.
PO Box 4087
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Phone (928) 523-9100
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Northern Arizona University
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Flagstaff, AZ 86011
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White Fir

White FirAbies concolor

Arizona Native

This beautiful tree is found at lower elevations than subalpine fir at elevation from 8,000 to 11,500 feet. At maturity trees reach 100 feet with diameters of 3 feet. The largest white fir on recorded is in Utah and is 94 feet tall with a girth of 18 feet 11 inches. The needles are an attractive light blue-green with white lines on both surfaces.

White fir is widely planted as an ornamental in the U.S. and is prized as a Christmas tree. The seeds are a valuable source of food for wildlife and the lumber, though utilized, is second grade.

For more information on White Fir visit the links below:

Virginia Tech Department of Forestry
The Natural history of North America- White Fir  


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