Photo of (Abies balsamea)

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This photo shows the bark of a balsam fir (Abies balsamea). Note that the bark is relatively smooth overall, and its only features are horizontally-oriented, including rows of lenticels that hint at cherry bark, and resin-filled blisters that are a key characteristic of this species.

The bark is easily distinguished from the more scaly bark of spruces, or the bark of hemlocks, pines, and cedars that have more vertically-oriented features.

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© Doug Goldman

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