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grand fir

Grand Fir (Abies grandis)

noble fir

Noble Fir (Abies procera)

- bluish needles stick out to make the twig hedgehog like.

Firs' bark is dull grey or purple and forms small plates and resin blisters. They are found in large gardens and planted woods.

They are used for kitchen fittings, joinery and interior construction and as Christmas trees.

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.