Forestry Friday … True Fir

True fir refers to any species of fir that are in the genus of Abies. Species like red fir, Abies magnifica, and white fir, Abies concolor, are true fir. Douglas-fir,  Pseudotsuga menziesii, is not a true fir. The gallery pictures are of a high elevation, old growth true fir forest. This stand is over 6,000 feet elevation. Click the pictures to enlarge.

23 thoughts on “Forestry Friday … True Fir

  1. After high school I was all signed up in the forestry program at a northern MN college, then I decided to go into something with better pay and more job opportunities. I try to spend as much time in the woods as possible now, but it isn’t enough 😦

    I really enjoy your blog, but it does make me a little bit jealous 😉

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed them Susan. Taking pictures of really big trees is a bit of a challenge. I’m contantly trying to figure out how to capture their character. It’s never the same as being there, but I shall keep trying.

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    • Yes, it’s true I have the best office most days. It is also true that you are a flatlander if you had to look up elevation. 😉 The bumble bees are indeed huge, but they are very mellow. Unlike the yellowjackets that are small, angry and evil!

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  2. But I’ve got a good answer, which grows close to me, in Tatra mountains not far from Cracow city: a sort of mountain pine, namely Pinus mugo Turra; it smells the best sort of well-dried sausage, with a soft juniper tint :))
    Not so elegant, may be, but also very pleasant smell 🙂

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