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    White Fir: An Avid Tree Tamed

    By James R. Fazio | December 19, 2017

    Abies concolor If you ramble around in the central mountains of the West, chances are good that you will encounter a white fir. You can fit it near the tourist meccas in Yosemite Valley and scattered in the isolated reaches of some of the steepest, rockiest slopes of the Sierra Nevadas and the Rocky Mountains from Idaho to Mexico. In fact, while rarely numerous or found in pure stands, white fir has the largest natural range of any of the…

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    Noble Fir: The Long Lived Pioneer

    Abies procera The Noble fir is no stranger to the mountains. A native to the Cascade and Coastal ranges of the northwest, this subalpine beauty is a tree of resilience and strength. It is…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 19, 2016
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    White Fir: A Comrade to the Foothills

    Abies concolor If you’ve ever been hiking in the Rockies or the Sierras, then chances are you’ve crossed paths with the white fir. The white fir has the largest natural range of any of…

    By Sheereen Othman | December 1, 2015