TITLE

Fir

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Fir, an evergreen cone-bearing tree. Young firs taper to a point at the top, but older trees vary in shape. The flat, narrow leaves, or needles, of firs grow on all sides of the twigs, but are twisted so as to appear to grow in two rows. Fir cones are cylindrical, and are borne upright. The soft wood of firs, white to pale brown, is used for boxes, barrels, sashes, doors, interior construction, and papermaking. Fragrant fir leaves are used in pillows.
ACCESSION #
37309396

 

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