The Noble Tree Fir

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The Noble Tree Fir

Long considered an excellent Christmas tree because of its beauty, stiff branches and long keepability, the species is growing in popularity (between 25% and 30% of the fresh tree market in the Pacific Northwest). Today, it is widely accepted to be the best west coast Christmas tree fir. It is also widely used in the greenery business to make wreaths, door swags, garland and other Christmas products.

In the wild, the trees are tall, beautifully symmetrical and grow to over 200 feet in height. The bark is smooth with resin blisters when young and changes to brownish-gray plates with age.

The needles are roughly 4-sided (similar to spruce), over 1 inch long, bluish-green but appearing silver because of 2 white rows of stomata on the underside and 1-2 rows on the upper surface. The needles are generally twisted upward so that the lower surface of branches are exposed.

Nobles are native to the Siskiyou Mountains of northern California and the Cascade and Coastal ranges of Oregon and Washington.

Folklore:

The R.A.F. Mosquito planes of World War II were built with noble fir frames.

 

 

 

 

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