Definitions for abies grandis
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lowland fir, lowland white fir, giant fir, grand fir, Abies grandis(noun)
lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves
Abies grandis is a fir native to the Pacific Northwest and Northern California of North America, occurring at altitudes of sea level to 1,800 m. It is a major constituent of the Grand Fir/Douglas Fir Ecoregion of the Cascade Range. The tree typically grows from 40-70 m. There are two varieties, the taller Coast Grand Fir, found west of the Cascade Mountains, and the shorter Interior Grand Fir, found east of the Cascades. It was first discovered in 1831 by David Douglas. It is closely related to White Fir. The bark has historical medicinal properties, and it is popular in the United States as a Christmas tree. Its lumber is a softwood, and it is harvested as a Hem Fir. It is used in paper-making, as well as construction for framing and flooring, where it is desired for its resistance to splitting and splintering.
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