Balsam fir (Abies balsamea) is a species of tree in the family Pinaceae, native to North America. It reaches from 15 to 20 m high and trunk more than 60 centimeters in diameter.
The needles are flat with two white stripes underneath. The branches are in the shade needles in two horizontal rows while those exposed to the sun have all around the stem.
It is in the Canadian province of Quebec that the tree reaches its most northerly latitude, reaching in the Ungava N. 58 °. It accommodates almost all habitats, but prefers a cold climate. This is the strongest of all conifers, and individuals are of perfect beauty.
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