Benefits and Uses of Fir Wood
Firwood typically has a pale creamy color which is ideal for staining or painting. If you want to keep it natural, fir wood develops to a light brown or reddish-brown color as it ages.
Firwood is not dense, which makes it easy to cut and easy to work with. However, this quality can mean that it lacks strength and is, therefore, best suited to indoor joinery work as opposed to construction.
Balsam FIR，Abies Balsamea
The foliage on these trees takes the form of flat needles, which are深綠色。Wood produced by the Balsam fir can be cream or brown in color, with a deeper shade achieved as the wood ages. The grain of the wood is impressively straight with a medium coarse texture.
Fraser FIR，Abies Fraseri
Fraser FIR是Balsam FIR的親密關係，因此，保留許多相同的品質。它是美國東南部的原產，尤其是阿巴拉契亞山脈。Fraser FIR小於中等大小，達到30到50英尺之間的成熟高度。樹的葉子是針狀的，平坦的，靈活。
Like the Balsam tree, the Fraser tree is a softwood that is not very durable and offers very little resistance against moisture and decay. As such, it is not known for its use as timber and instead is favored for use as Christmas trees. The Fraser fir tree has famously been chosen by the White House as their Christmas tree for many years.
California Red Fir, Abies magnifica
The wood of this tree is pale in color, and it lacks durability. It has a coarse texture and a straight grain. It is predominantly used for interior joinery and in construction.
This is a large coniferous evergreen tree that reaches heights of between 100 and 120 feet when mature. It grows natively in the Pacific Northwest of North America, with shiny dark green needles that are flat and flexible.
The cones of this tree are notable because they stand erect and are quite sizable. When the cones rupture, they release winged seeds, which can be developed into new Grand fir trees. The wood that comes from the trunk of these trees has a creamy color that darkens to a reddish-brown as it ages.
喜馬拉雅樅，ab ab pindrow
Himalayan fir wood has a similar quality to both Fraser fir and Balsam fir. It is neither very strong nor durable, and it has a light creamy color. Though this type of wood is rarely exported from its native growing region, it is an important wood in the local area. It is predominantly used locally for interior construction, such as framing andflooring。
The Korean fir tree is native to South Korea. It is medium in size, growing to ultimate heights of between 40 and 80 feet. This evergreen tree has needle-like leaves that are dark green and glossy and bark which is dark brown and smooth with blisters. The cones of this tree are perhaps the most visually interesting thing about it.
They appear at first in a shocking blue-purple color before maturing to a dark brown shade. The Korean fir tree is not cultivated for its wood since it is weak and therefore not well suited to construction. It makes a nice ornamental specimen and works well for use as a screen from wind or to create shade in a garden.
This evergreen tree is native to the Pacific Northwest of the US, where it reaches heights of between 100 and 200 feet. The foliage of this tree is needle-like and green, arranged in spirals like most fir trees.
高貴的冷杉樹不會產生優秀的我們od. Instead, it lacks durability and is not resistant to pests or moisture. It is predominantly utilized for pulpwood and plywood and is also used in construction as raw lumber. The wood from this tree is a creamy shade, which darkens to a more red tone as it ages.
Nordmann Fir, Abies nordmanniana
Nordmann fir trees are native to Eastern Asia and Western Europe. They are medium to large in size, reaching heights of between 50 and 150 feet. The foliage on the Nordmann fir is needle-like and flat, with a glossy green surface and a blue-green underside.
Nordmann fir is utilized locally as a construction lumber, but it is not exported for this purpose since it lacks durability and other desirable qualities for wood. Instead, the Nordmann fir is predominantly cultivated on Christmas tree farms for its festive decorative uses.
False Fir Trees
Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii
The Douglas fir produces more timber each year than any other type of tree in North America. It is valued for its strength and durability, as well as its natural resistance to decay and its pale cream color that deepens to a light red-brown as it ages.