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Balsam Fir

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Balsam Fir

Menominee Tribal Enterprises Sells Sustainably-Sourced Balsam Wood

 

The balsam fir is a medium-sized evergreen native to Canada and North America. Its dark greenRought-cut balsam wood for sale color and spire-like shape have made it a popular choice for Christmas trees, wreaths and other natural decorations. Much like balsam poplar, balsam fir flourishes in cool, wet environments—perfect for northern Wisconsin.

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The Menominee Forest is one of the most historically significant working forests in the world, and provides a natural home for balsam fir trees. Using careful forest planning, Menominee Tribal Enterprises keeps the balsam fir population at a healthy level, while sustainably harvesting a large supply of balsam lumber for purchase. The rough-sawn balsam wood is perfect for a variety of projects, including:

  • Construction lumber
  • Furniture
  • Pulpwood for paper production
  • Plywood

Balsam Fir Characteristics

Among other things, balsam fir is known for its spicy, pleasant fragrance. The heartwood is a pale to reddish-brown color, with almost indistinguishable sapwood. Balsam fir grain is straight and uniform, and has a slightly coarse texture. Balsam fir is incredibly easy to work with (both by hand and with machine tools), and it responds well to glues, stains and finishes.

 
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