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Least Concern (LC)

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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    Robert J. Laacke

    Red fir (Abies magnifica) dominates large areas of high country  that are a major source of water, especially in California. For this  reason it has long been an important forest tree. Only recently has red  fir assumed significance as an unusually productive source of wood (17).  Relatively little detailed, coherent silvical information is available,  however.

    North of Mount Lassen in northern California, red fir shows  morphological and perhaps ecological characteristics that have led to its  common designation as Shasta red fir (A. magnifica var. shastensis)  (8,9,22). Here, the varieties are referred to collectively as red fir  and are identified only when differences warrant.


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Robert J. Laacke

Source: Silvics of North America

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