Noble Fir tree Identification
The Noble Fir Abies procera, a conifer native to Washington and Oregon in the USA, was introduced to Britain in 1830. It is common in large and small gardens and in a few forest plantations in the north and west. It has very large cylindrical, feathery cones. There is a ‘blue’ form that has blue-grey needles. Noble Fir tree Identification – green or blue-grey needles in 2 layers, abundant very large, cylindrical, feathery cones.
There are about 50 species of Fir worldwide. They are often called Silver Firs. They are evergreen conifers found in upland areas of North America, Eurasia, Central America and North Africa. Silver Firs can easily be confused with Spruces and Douglas Firs but differ in the way the needles are attached to the shoot. They have cones that stand up whereas Spruces and Douglas Firs have cones that hang down.