Timberpedia - Grand/Giant Fir
|Latin Name:||Irish Name:||Native to Ireland?|
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.
Know your wood! The Timberpedia is a broad resource that aims to catalogue all the major tree species in Ireland, containing information that we’ve gathered from over two decades maintaining our natural woodland and serving Ireland’s woodworking industry.
All written material is copyright © 2021 by the Lisnavagh Timber Project.