White Fir

#15 - White Fir (Abies concolor)

Pine family, Pinaceae

This is one of the few firs that thrive in our area, reaching 50 feet tall and 20 feet wide, because it is tolerant of heat and drought. In its native range of Colorado to Mexico, the tree can reach 160 feet tall. The flat and bluish needles curving upward along the branch make it easy to identify. The 3 to 4-inch long cones disintegrate on the tree and therefore are rarely seen.

White Fir