NTFPs from trees: Fraser fir

  • Authors: Chamberlain, James
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Publication Series: Science Update
  • Source: Science Update-137: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station
  • DOI: 10.2737/SRS-SU-137


Fraser fir (Abies fraseri [Pursh] Poir) is a popular, high-demand Christmas tree species, making it an important nontimber forest product. Fraser fir is the only endemic fir to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. It is a small to medium-sized tree with a very limited range in upper elevations of western North Carolina, southwestern Virginia, and eastern Tennessee.

  • Citation: Chamberlain, James. 2020. NTFPs from trees: Fraser fir. Science Update SRS-137. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 2 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/SRS-SU-137.
  • Keywords: nontimber forest product, Fraser fir, management implications, markets, status, uses.
  • Posted Date: September 28, 2020
  • Modified Date: December 3, 2020
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