Timberpedia - Grand/Giant Fir

Grand/Giant Fir


Latin Name:Irish Name:Native to Ireland?
Abies Grandis No

About the Tree

Introduced 1831 to 1833.

Fir is derived from the Old English furh or fyrh or the Danish fyrr, meaning “fire”, as it was used as

The leaves are needle-like, flattened.

The foliage has an attractive scent, and is sometimes used for Christmas decoration, including
Christmas trees. It is also planted as an ornamental tree in large parks. 

About the Wood

Grand Fir wood is soft and not very strong.

Abies grandis Rogów 6 Grand fir
Abies grandis 5359 Foliage
Abies grandis cross section Trunk cross-section
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