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Sub-alpine Fir

Abies lasiocarpa


Short-blunt ended needles. Growing at elevation (6200ft) near to treeline. Needles growing all around branches but tending to grow upwards, didn't seem to have a woody base.

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Sitka Spruce
Picea sitchensis Picea sitchensis

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MarkRobinson 6 years ago

I'm inclined to think this is a fir rather than a spruce species, and given the elevation and location Sub-alpine Fir is seeming most likely

MarkRobinson 6 years ago

Hi Ryan, could you help me understand how you were able to tell? I'm struggling a little with identifying the key field marks here

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Washington, USA

Spotted on May 25, 2015
Submitted on May 28, 2015

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