Part of fir  genus Abies in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae in 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA 🏔 Appalachia.

🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🗺 map (scroll down), 🗺 map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Planting List by Seneca Nation of Indians SNI.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 60)

Abies hosts caterpillars of 55 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Often grown as a Christmas tree, due to its nice color, pleasant scent, and that after cutting, it holds onto its needles longer than most other Christmas trees.  However, cultivators find the tree susceptible to 🍄︎⚕︎ fungal disease water mold  Phytophtora abietivora and Phytophtora cinnamomi.

Fraser fir is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) balsam woolly adelgid  Adelges piceae, a small wingless invasive insect that infests and kills fir  genus Abies, especially balsam fir  Abies balsamea and Fraser fir  Abies fraseri.

Learn more about Fraser fir Abies fraseri

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