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Only when the last tree has been cut down,
Only when the last river has been poisoned,
Only when the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
Cree Indian Prophecy

Doug Fir

Be a while before they get this big. This is coastal doug fir. Water it enough. . .


Abies (true firs)
Pseudotsuga (douglas fir)

I love firs. The needles are soft, a bit flat, many with a faint groove running down the middle. Most of them have a lovely fresh scent. In spring the new growth is a pale green, making it look like there is a luna moth on every branch tip.

Fir is the most popular genus for natural Christmas trees. I currently have two species of true fir Balsam and alpine. Veitch, and Concolor, maybe Siberian to come eventually.

Balsam Fir

2 yr old balsam fir in styroblocks.

We also have douglas fir which isn’t in the same genus.

Only balsam fir is native in the Edmonton area, and I've only seen it in a few ravines running from the plains down into the river valley. While they should be hardy here, they will always need a bit of protection, and need additional watering.

The true firs (genus Abies) have needles that go out on either side of the twig in one or two rows. Some curve upward. Douglas fir (genus Pseudotsuga) has needles going around the entire twig.

Probably more than you want to know about the true firs True Firs at Conifers.org

And similarly for the fake firs. Douglas Fir at Conifers.org

Species/Cultivar -- Size -- Container Count Price
Fir, Alpine - 9-18 in. #5 trade pot (15 qt) 31 $25.00
Fir, Balsam - 12-18 in. #2 (6 qt) pot 138 $18.00
Fir, Balsam - 12-18 in. 1000 ml Styroblock 36 $6.00
Fir, Balsam - 15-24 in. 1000 ml Styroblock 315 $6.00
Fir, Balsam - 2-3 ft. #2 Stuewe pot (6 qt) 100 $18.00
Fir, Balsam - 2-3 ft. #5 trade pot (15 qt) 76 $25.00
Fir, Balsam - 4-8 in. 80 ml plug 720 $2.25
Fir, Balsam - 6-15 in. #2 (6 qt) pot 62 $18.00
Fir, Douglas - 12-18 in. #2 (6 qt) pot 240 $18.00
Fir, Douglas - 4-12 in. 1000 ml Styroblock 528 $6.00

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