FIR, also known in the LOGGING industry as balsam, is a tree occurring in BC in 3 types. Grand fir (Abies grandis) is the largest type, with individual trees reaching heights up to 73 m on VANCOUVER ISLAND. It inhabits lower elevations in the southern part of the province, usually mixed with other tree species. Alpine fir (A. lasiocarpa) grows at higher elevations through most of BC. Trees vary from shrub size in exposed areas to...

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