Definition of balsam fir in English:

balsam fir

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noun

  • A North American fir tree which yields Canada balsam.
    • Abies balsamea, family Pinaceae
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    • Like balsam fir, white fir is relatively difficult to establish in plantations, and growth after planting is often very irregular.
    • The forests include such conifers as red spruce, black spruce, white spruce, balsam fir, red pine, jack pine, eastern white pine, tamarack, eastern white cedar, and eastern hemlock.
    • Old-growth stands are thus characterized by a continuous low-canopy layer of balsam fir and white cedar from which taller birch and white spruce individuals emerge.

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