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Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea
Balsam Fir


They are found in coniferous forests, often in an all fir forest.


The bark is smooth with sap bubbles. It gets rough and flaky as the tree gets older. The needles are flat, shiny, dark green above with white stripes below. They are ½ - 1 inch long. The purplish-green cones sit upright on the branch. They are 3-inches long and tube-shaped. has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

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