balsam fir


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balsam fir

n.
A North American evergreen tree (Abies balsamea) having a pyramidal shape and flattened needles. It is used for pulpwood and yields Canada balsam.

balsam fir

n
(Plants) a fir tree, Abies balsamea, of NE North America, that yields Canada balsam. Also called: balsam or Canada balsam See also balm of Gilead

bal′sam fir′


n.
1. a North American fir, Abies balsamea, having dark purplish cones and yielding Canada balsam.
2. the wood of this tree.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balsam fir - medium-sized fir of northeastern North Americabalsam fir - medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
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balsam fir

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Many iconic tree species such as paper birch, quaking aspen, balsam fir and black spruce are projected to shift out of the United States into Canada.
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Forest Management Ontaria 2006 2007 2008 Area defoliated by insects and 1 978 846 1 945 195 beetle-killed trees (hectares) Balsam fir sawfly Forest tent caterpillar 370 759 371494 Gypsy moth 10 350 31094 Jack pine budworm 740 116 536 051 Mountain pine beetle Spruce beetle Spruce budworm 797 206 849 045 Western spruce budworm Other insects 60 415 157 511 Area planted (hectares) 82 615 74 861 Area seeded (hectares) 19 855 33 079 Fire--area burned (hectares) 149 533 40 652 1314 Fires--number (number) 2 298 1 124 338 Forest area certified (hectares) 21 600 640 26 324 043 26 287 730 Harvest (area) (hectares) 211874 183 985 158 651 Harvest (volume) (cubic metres) 18 855 000 14 725 000 Source: http://canadaforests.
FRASER FIR This tree smells like balsam--no surprise as this is the Southern sister of balsam fir.
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