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Balsam Fir
Balsam Fir Abies balsamea 45-75' Called popakw, the pitch tree, in Wabanaki. One of the most abundant of our native conifers.

Twigs, inner bark, needles and sap are all medicinal. Small “blisters” contain a transparent aromatic resin that native peoples used as an inhalant for headaches and congestion, and as a salve for cuts and arthritis. Needle tea is rich in vitamin C. The fragrant boughs are a favorite for wreaths; the needles used in scented pillows and potpourri. The best of all conifers for a Christmas tree! Narrow, conical, smooth-barked.

Prefers well-drained moist acid soil. Avoid polluted areas. Semi-shade tolerant, slow-growing. Good hedge or specimen tree, songbird nesting area or rabbit thicket. Native from Labrador to upper eastern U.S. Z3. (9-18" bare-root transplants)

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Conifers

Evergreens tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer a pH between 5.5–6.5. In dry or well-drained areas, dip tree roots in Agri-gel solution before planting to protect roots from drying out; do not use in heavy clay soils or wet areas.
Young conifers need ¾–1" of rain per week. Periodic deep waterings are far more beneficial than frequent sprinklings. No fertilization is necessary in the first year.