Balsam Fir

Scientific Name: Abies balsamea

Identification Characteristics: Leaves needle-like, flat, and arranged in two horizontal rows; needles are 1.5-3cm in length.

Other Interesting Facts: Often found in association with Black Spruce, White Spruce, Trembling Aspen, and Paper Birch. This tree provides food for moose, American red squirrels, crossbills, and chickadees and is used as a source of shelter by moose, deer, ruffed grouse, small mammals, and various songbirds.