Fir (Eastern Strain Balsam) 12 - 16" / 2-3TP*
A tree native to the northern MN and Canada, is used for pulpwood and construction lumber. Height of 40-75’ and width of 15-25’. A popular Christmas tree noted for long needle retention after harvest, color, and pleasant fragrance. Leaves are needle-like and flat. Attractive pyramidal shape. Short lived species (50-70 years). Very shade tolerant, but needs ample moisture.)
*Age Key on Conifers: TP indicates 'Transplants' where seedlings have been lifted & spaced into transplant beds - number indicated years in seedling bed, then transplant bed; so a '2-3 TP' is a 5 year old TransPlant.