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Abies balsamea - Balsam Fir
 Up to 75 feet tall.
 
 
  Branching is horizontal from the ground up.
 
  Life span of up to 150 years.
 Smooth light gray bark.
 
  Bark also gets pitch pockets which is also called resin blisters.
 
 
  Cones are erect, stick straight up in the air instead of hanging from branches.
 Flat, single, soft needles no larger then 1 inch in length.
 
  Undersides of needles have to whitish colored lines.
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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