Here are eight of the most common and important firs in North America. Two live naturally in eastern North America while the other's natural range is in the mountains of the North American west. Firs grow in cool, temperate regions and mountains south to Guatemala. Although not a true fir I am including Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in this list for reader convenience.
North American firs are important in many ways. Some are used for structural lumber and paper, some make excellent Christmas trees and greenery and some are water collectors and purifiers that improve some of the most productive watersheds on Earth.
|Balsam Fir Range||White Fir Range||Subalpine Fir Range||Pacific Silver Fir Range|
|Noble Fir Range||Grand Fir Range||Fraser Fir Range||California Red Fir Range|
|Douglas Fir Range|
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