Tree ID

Asked August 16, 2019, 3:52 PM EDT

Hi. Could you I D this tree for us? Typically found in N Mi, this one is thriving in our Kalamazoo area. Wed like to grow one.
Bob Westdorp

Kalamazoo County Michigan

2 Responses

I cant positively identify the tree from your photos. I think it might be a Fraser fir. It can be grown in the Kalamazoo area. However, I wouldn’t recommend it in your landscape. It has specific site requirements. Fraser doesn’t do well in soils with a pH higher than 6.0 and it prefers well drained, fertile soils. Balsam fir or Canaan fir would be a better choice. They look similar and can tolerate a wider range of sites.

Thank you Jill. Looking some more at UP trees, I think is a balsam.