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Fraser Fir Forestry Plugs

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Evergreen Plug

Zones:  3-7

Soil Type:  Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun

Mature Height & Width:  40-60' Height and 25-35' Spread

Growth Rate:  Slow - 8-12" per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average

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Fraser Fir Forestry Plugs

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Sold only by the full box of trees

Sold only by the full box of trees

Now you have access to the same trees planted by the giant timber companies, tree farms and many forestry agencies! The roots of our P1 size trees are surrounded by a plug of soil which is 3.3 cubic inches while our P2 trees have a plug of soil 4.9 cubic inches in volume. Our P3 Super Plug trees boast a soil plug volume of a whopping 15.3 cubic inches, over 3X the size of its P2 counterpart! The biomass of the trees also increases substantially with each plug size increment. This includes the soil plug size, root system and stem diameter.

Specs for the soil plug surrounding the roots:

P1 size | 1.1” Diameter | 3.74” Depth | 3.7 cubic inch soil plug

P2 size | 1.24” Diameter | 4.33” Depth | 4.9 cubic inch soil plug

P3 size Super Plug | 2” Diameter | 5.96” Depth | 15.3 cubic inch soil plug

  • This evergreen does not tolerate heavy or wet soils, preferring fertile loamy and sandy soils instead. Soil pH levels in the range of 5.5-5.8 are ideal
  • The branches on the Fraser Fir turn slightly upward and the tree exhibits a dark blue-green color with a silvery underside
  • The Fraser Fir makes an excellent choice for a Christmas tree because their strong branches support heavy ornaments
  • The branches of this evergreen are more dense when the tree is young and become more open as the tree ages
  • The needles on the Fraser Fir are flattened and 3/4" long
  • It is common to see the Fraser Fir growing along side of Yellow Birch, Paper Birch and Sugar Maple
  • Deer enjoy browsing the soft needles, so providing protection is important

Fun fact: The Fraser Fir is named after John Fraser (1750-1811), a botanist from Scotland who explored the southern Appalachian Mountains in the late 18th century.

Common uses for the Fraser Fir include:

  • Christmas tree production
  • Ornamental and specimen tree

Like most conifers, the Fraser Fir gives many species of birds a place for nesting, roosting and general protection from winter weather. Red Squirrels eat the seeds from the cones as well as the terminal buds of the Fraser Fir. Deer enjoy browsing the soft needles, so providing protection is important.

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