Jan. 30, 2021

noble fir, Abies procera

Noble fir is one of our largest trees. The largest known is at Cowlitz, WA, and is 251 feet tall. Imagine dangling up there to get this shot, with the sky in the background to emphasize the height. Another reason to appreciate gardens. Hidden Lake Gardens has a terrific collection of conifers. This particular one was probably around six feet tall. Growing in Michigan, it will probably never reach a great height, but it's nice to have it. Noble firs grow in the coastal mountains of CA, OR, and WA. Hidden Lake Gardens, Lenawee Co MI, 5/3/15. Pine family, Pinaceae.