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Noble Fir Abies procera


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Family: Pinaceae, Pine view all from this family

Description Large evergreen tree. Crown narrow conic. Bark smooth, grey to red-brown with resin blisters, rough, fissured. Needles blue-green, strong stomatal bands, blunt or notched tip, arranged spirally and twisted slightly on the shoot. Cones erect, purple scales almost completely hidden by the long yellow-green bract scales; ripening brown and disintegrating to release the winged seeds in fall.

Dimensions Height: 30-46 m. (100-150 ft ) often much taller.
Diameter: 0.8-1.2 m. (2 1/2-4 ft).

Habitat Canyons & valleys, Mountains.

Range California, Northwest.

Discussion Popularly used as Christmas trees and general structural purposes, formerly used for airplanes and ladders because it is light, strong and can be bent. Still highly regarded due to the strength of the clear, lightly grained wood.