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  Winterberry Cottage - Maine Balsam Fir Filled Pillows, DowneastTea.com, and More!
A Balsam Fir Pillow is filled with the sweet-smelling needles of the Maine Balsam Fir Tree.
The Balsam Fir Tree is the traditional Christmas tree and it smells no better than here in Downeast Maine.
Balsam Fir is all-natural and was used by Native Americans many centuries ago for aroma-therapy.
www.mainenewbrunswick.com   (434 words)

  
  National Christmas Tree Association: ARIZONA CYPRESS
Balsam fir bark is thin, ash-gray, and smooth except for numerous blisters on young trees.
A balm of balsam fir resin was used in Civil War as an external application to the injuries of combat.
Balsam fir boughs are often used for stuffing "pine pillows", with the aromatic foliage serving as a deodorant.
www.realchristmastrees.org /treetype/balsam.html   (723 words)

  
 Balsam Fir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) is an North American fir, native to most of eastern and central Canada (Newfoundland west to central Alberta) and the northeastern United States (Wisconsin east to Maine, and south in the Appalachian Mountains to West Virginia).
The resin is used to produce canada balsam, and the wood is used for paper manufacture.
Balsam Fir is the Provincial tree of New Brunswick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Balsam_fir   (290 words)

  
 Balsam Fir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Balsam Fir is not native to Ohio, but is found as an escape into the wild in small areas of northeastern Ohio and Appalachia, where the winters are coldest and the soil is more acidic.
Balsam Fir is native to much of Canada, New England, and the northernmost states of the central United States and Great Lakes region.
Balsam Fir has needles that are about one inch long, with the needles arranged in two rows on either side of the twig, curving upwards with a narrow V-shaped empty space along the top of the twig.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /forestry/Education/ohiotrees/fir.htm   (779 words)

  
 Balsam Fir
Balsam fir was a veritable dispensary for the American Indians, for whom almost every part of this tree supplied a different medicine.
Balsam fir is an antiseptic and stimulant, and has been used in North America and Europe for congestion, chest infections such as bronchitis, and urinary tract conditions such as cystitis and frequent urination.
Externally, balsam fir was rubbed on the chest or applied as a plaster for respiratory infections.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_balsam_fir.htm   (824 words)

  
 EEK! - The Balsam Fir
The balsam fir is found in forests in the northern half of Wisconsin, usually growing with white spruce in cool, moist, or shaded places.
Balsam fir trees are medium sized, standing about 40-60 feet with a trunk diameter of 1-2 feet.
The resins from the pitch blisters on the bark is called "Canada Balsam" and is used as a clear cement for glass in optical instruments and microscope slides.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/veg/trees/balsmfir.htm   (266 words)

  
 Balsam Fir - Abies balsamea
The Balsam fir is a late successional, or climax growth tree.
The Balsam fir is the least fire resistant of evergreen in North America, and its seeds are destroyed by fire.
Balsam fir is one of the major food supplies for moose in the winter.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /balsam_fir.htm   (393 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - balsam fir, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
balsam fir, common name for the evergreen tree Abies balsamea of NE North American boreal forests.
It is also called Canada balsam, as is the resin it produces, which is used as an adhesive in optical lenses and glass slides.
Balsam fir is classified in the division Pinophyta, class Pinopsida, order Coniferales, family Pinaceae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/balsamfi.html   (174 words)

  
 Balsam Fir -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is a small to medium-size (A plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year) evergreen (A tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms) tree typically 14-20 m tall, rarely to 27 m tall, with a narrow conic crown.
The (Cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts) cones are erect, 4-8 cm long, dark purple, ripening brown and disintegrating to release the winged (A small hard fruit) seeds in September.
Balsam Fir is the (Click link for more info and facts about Provincial tree) Provincial tree of (A province in southeastern Canada) New Brunswick.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/balsam_fir.htm   (318 words)

  
 Ohio Christmas Tree Producers Manual, Bulletin 670, The True Firs (Abies spp.)
Needles of the true firs are borne singly along the twigs and are usually fairly short and rounded at the tips.
Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri): Fraser fir, or southern balsam fir, is native to the Appalachian Mountains in parts of Virginia, North Carolina and eastern Tennessee (Fig.
Balsam fir often begins growth early in the spring and is therefore vulnerable to injury by late spring frosts.
ohioline.osu.edu /b670/b670_7.html   (668 words)

  
 Rare Sub-Species of Balsam Fir Threatened   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The isolated pockets of fir that persisted at high elevations in West Virginia, in Canaan Valley, and as far south as Blister Run on the Upper Shavers Fork River, are still considered to be the northern balsam fir.
Aside from these browsed trees, nearly the entire balsam fir population in West Virginia is in the 30 to 70 year old range.
Fir cones are unique in that they stand upright on top of the branch, differing from other coniferous genera.
www.wvhighlands.org /VoiceJul00/BalsamResc.DS.July00Voice.htm   (1988 words)

  
 Picture Balsam Fir,Plants,Balsam Fir Tree Pictures,Catalog,Trees Encyclopedia
Date : 10/23/2005 Time : 9:40:04 PM The balsam fir, Abies balsamea, is a small- to medium-sized evergreen CONIFER tree of the northern forest regions of North America.
Balsam fir is short-lived, often decaying after 70 to 80 years.
Canada balsam, a liquid resin, is collected from the bark blisters of balsam fir and is used to mount specimens on microscope slides.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/htm/plantsindex.asp?counter=36   (129 words)

  
 Abies balsamea - Balsam Fir
The balsam fir is one of the more important conifers of the Boreal Forest.
Common throughout Northwestern Ontario, balsam fir grows on a wide range of inorganic and organic soils originating from glaciation and generally falling within the acid Spodosol, Inceptisol, and Histosol soil orders.
Balsam fir are used primarily for pulp and light frame construction.
www.borealforest.org /trees/tree1.htm   (464 words)

  
 Fir, Hemlock, Yew (X)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Fir has no stem, but the longer needles are attached by what might look like tiny suction cups.
Balsam fir NEEDLES are about 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long with two white stripes running down the underside of each needle.
Balsam fir SCENT is most commonly associated with Christmas.
forestry.msu.edu /uptreeid/Species/flatneedles.htm   (645 words)

  
 Balsam Fir
Native to North America, the Balsam Fir is a conical evergreen tree growing to 180 feet, producing aromatic needlelike leaves and purple fir cones.
It is the source of the liquid resin called Canada balsam, which is tapped from sixty to eighty-year-old trees in the spring.
Wooster Beech (1794-1868), founder of the Eclectic healing movement, regarded balsam fir as a stimulant and laxative when taken internally and as an emollient and coolant when used externally.
www.innvista.com /HEALTH/herbs/balsam.htm   (285 words)

  
 Balsam Fir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Individual needles are somewhat flat and may be blunt or notched at the end.
Many of the cultivars of Balsam Fir are small and work well in rock gardens and small space gardens.
Nana is a dense, compact, spreading plant that will reach a height and spread of only 3 feet.
www.yardener.com /BalsamFir.html   (330 words)

  
 BALSAM FIR
Balsam Fir is an attractive pyramidal evergreen with a symmetrical growth habit.
The short, 2-ranked needles are dark green with white bands on the underside.
Balsam Fir is used as a Christmas tree.
www.mnpower.com /treebook/fact1.html   (110 words)

  
 Balsam Fir Essential Oil Pure
Balsam Fir Needle essential oil is steam distilled from the needles of the Balsam Fir tree.
Fir oil is also indicated as an analgesic, and can be diluted in a carrier oil for massage in cases of arthritis, muscular aches and pains, and rheumatism.
Fir Essential Oil blends well with: Pine oil, Cedarwood oil, Lavender oil, Frankincense oil, Lemon oil, Blue Chamomile oil, and Myrtle oil.
www.anandaapothecary.com /aromatherapy-essential-oils/fir-needle.html   (506 words)

  
 UMCE Bulletin #7012: Making Balsam Fir Wreaths
Balsam fir wreaths consist of tips, a metal ring and wire.
A tip is the part of a fir branch that is used in wreaths.
A wreath maker usually receives a fir branch that's 12 to 20 inches long.
www.umext.maine.edu /onlinepubs/htmpubs/7012.htm   (1026 words)

  
 Geobop's New Brunswick Symbols: The provincial tree, the balsam fir (Abies balsamea)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Balsam Fir belongs to the Pine family (Pinaceae) along with the Spruces, Larches and Hemlocks.
Today, the balsam fir is still important in lumbering, pulp, and paper industries.
Balsam fir has a conical shape, similar to a church steeple.
www.geobop.com /world/NA/Canada/NB/Tree.htm   (236 words)

  
 Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Medium size, attaining heights of 40 to 60 feet and diameter of 1 to 2 feet; short-spreading branches form a handsome, symmetrical, spire-like crown.
The oleoresin from the pitch blisters on the bark is "Canada Balsam," much used in optical instruments, microscopic slides, etc. as a transparent cement for glass.
2 serious insect pests occur on balsam fir: the spruce budworm and balsam woody aphid.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/land/forestry/treeid/TreePgs/abiesbals.htm   (212 words)

  
 :: Fresh Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath :: Balsam Fir Wreaths Centerpieces & Door Swags :: Christmas Decorations & ...
Wilson Wreath Company, located in New Brunswick, Canada is one of North America's largest suppliers of top quality fresh balsam fir wreaths and Christmas decorations.
This region is rich with balsam fir, white pine and eastern cedar trees which produce the fresh greens that we demand be used in our shops to produce our high quality products.
Using over 2 million pounds of fresh balsam fir greens annualy, our talented craftspeople will produce more than 100,000 balsam fir wreaths and ship them too customers all over Canada and the United States.
www.wilsonwreath.com   (484 words)

  
 Welcome To Winterberry Cottage - Balsam Fir Pillows From Maine
Our gorgeous pillows and bags are generously filled with the ground needles of the Balsam Fir Tree.
We do all of the processing of the needles and your pillows and bags are handcrafted of high quality tapestries and cotton fabrics.
Your pillow will be handcrafted by the Downeast Balsam Fir Company & Sunrise County Creations - just for you.
www.balsamfircreations.com   (496 words)

  
 West Virginia Seed Sources of Balsam Fir, Research Bulletin 1191, Previous Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As noted previously and as shown in Figure 4, small isolated populations of balsam fir occur at three locations in West Virginia in addition to those in Canaan Valley which were used in previous research at OSU/OARDC.
The purpose of the research reported here was to study genetic variation in trees from different stands and seed sources of balsam fir from the four West Virginia populations.
In this and previous research at OSU/OARDC, the taxonomic classification of balsam fir proposed by Thor and Barnett (1974), Abies balsamea var.
ohioline.osu.edu /rb1191/1191_2.html   (214 words)

  
 Wholesale At Finestkind Tree Farm
At the biannual Christmas tree contest held in Rochester, New York, August of 2000 this balsam fir won second place in the fir class among trees from all over the United States.
The balsam fir is the traditional Christmas tree.
One of LaCasce's balsam fir was judged grand champion.
www.kynd.com /~finest/wsale.htm   (495 words)

  
 Balsam Fir at The Twining Thread   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This is the aromatic balsam fir that Salley Mavor uses in her balsam pillow projects in
The balsam fir comes from Maine and is 100% natural - no additives have been used to enchance its natural aroma.
To refresh your Balsam Fir, simply dampen your pillow or potpourri with a fine mist spritzer.
www.twiningthread.com /specialBFir.html   (90 words)

  
 balsam fir on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Effects of radial force and tip path overlap on the ring debarking efficiency of frozen balsam fir logs.
How lovely are your branches: Tree farmers sell tradition; Whether buyers want spruce, pine or balsam fir, Christmas tree growers have to be ready.(NEWS)
THANKS TO MARTHA, FRASER FIR IS PICK OF THE CROP CHRISTMAS TREE SHOPPERS WILL PAY $50 UPWARD FOR ONE, BUT A PINE HOLDS ITS NEEDLES PRETTY WELL, TOO.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b1/balsamfi.asp   (408 words)

  
 Balsam Fir, Abies balsamea
Genus Abies, the true firs, about 40 species in the Northern Hemisphere, nine, including balsamea, native to the US.
Closely related to Fraser fir (Abies fraseri), with which it may share a recent common ancester.
Replaced after fire by pioneering hardwoods and conifers, such as Aspen (Populus tremuloides), Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera), Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera), Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana), and Black Spruce (Picea mariana), it is generally absent for the first few postfire decades.
www.rook.org /earl/bwca/nature/trees/abiesbal.html   (1431 words)

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