Balsam Fir

  • Abies balsamea


    4-6 years old, 5-10 inches tall.


    A Christmas tree favorite that is also great as a windbreak.

    It can reach 45-75 feet in height at maturity with a spread of 20-25 feet.  This tree prefers full sun to partial shade with soils that are acidic, cool, moist, and well-drained.  Slightly salt-tolerant.

    Its seeds and buds are a food source for grouse, squirrels, mice, and voles.  Moose and white-tailed deer use Balsam Fir for food, cover, and shelter.