Grand Fir on High Close tree trail

Grand Fir

Another native to the Pacific Northwest and yet another species described by David Douglas in 1831.

Latin name

Abies grandis

A little more about the Grand Fir

There are actually two varieties of grand fir; the taller coast grand fir and the slightly smaller interior grand fir found further east.

The timber doesn’t split when nailed or splinter easily so is most favoured for interior uses. Plateau Indian tribes used the inner bark of this species to treat colds and fevers and many Americans still use this species for Christmas trees or decorations due to the attractive citrus scent of its foliage.