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Tree of the Week - balsam fir 

Balsam fir's graceful outline makes for an attractive privacy screen in many yards.balsam fir

Abies balsamea--Balsam Fir 

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 6 
Height: 60 ft Spread: 20 ft Form: pyramidal 
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12-18 inches 

Comments: A tall, narrow pyramid until old age. Its attractive, dark green foliage gives it a very sturdy appearance while its relatively open habit allows it to have a graceful outline. It can be either used as a beautiful accent in the landscape, or a very effective screening tree. Balsam Fir will not grow well on hot, dry sites, but thrives in temperate, moist conditions such as found in some parts of the Genesee County area. It grows well in a natural, sandy-loamy soil; it should be avoided when planting in heavy clay soil.

'Nana' - A dense, compact, spreading plant that will reach a height and spread of about 3 feet. 

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