This beautiful tree is found at lower elevations than subalpine fir at elevation from 8,000 to 11,500 feet. At maturity trees reach 100 feet with diameters of 3 feet. The largest white fir on recorded is in Utah and is 94 feet tall with a girth of 18 feet 11 inches. The needles are an attractive light blue-green with white lines on both surfaces.
White fir is widely planted as an ornamental in the U.S. and is prized as a Christmas tree. The seeds are a valuable source of food for wildlife and the lumber, though utilized, is second grade.
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