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Abies

General description: Firs can be distinguished from other members of the pine family by their needle-like leaves, attached to the twig by a base that resembles a small suction cup; and by erect, cylindrical cones 5–25 cm long that disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds

Common name: Fir

Family: Pinaceae

Height: 80 m.

Aspect:

Soil requirements:

Why we use in horticulture:

Notes: the wood of most firs is considered unsuitable for general timber use, and is often used as pulp or for the manufacture of plywood and rough timber

December 20, 2010 Posted by | Abies, TREES (CONIFERS) | Leave a comment