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White Fir

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White fir (Abies concolor)

White fir (Abies concolor)

Species

Abies concolor

Family

Pinaceae

Campus Location

On the north side of the Legislative building, a matched pair on each side of the grand staircase

Native Range

Higher elevations of the southwest U.S., Oregon and California

Description

  • Planted in 2012, these trees will eventually grow to between 80-200 feet tall.
  • Beautiful blue-green needles make the species a popular Christmas tree.
  • This evergreen is susceptible to dwarf mistletoe and the fir engraver beetle.
  • Landscape uses include specimen, parks and Christmas trees.

History and significance:
The two white fir trees were installed to replace failing blue spruce trees.

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