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A Tree for All Seasons

Pet the fur in one direction.

Does this sound familiar? Directions you’ve given a young child around an animal? It holds true for a different fur – rather FIR – also.

Last month you may ┬áhave hosted a fir – recently cut or artificial – in your home. Several varieties are popular Christmas trees and grown for this purpose across the Northern United States.

Holidays are over. The extra twinkling lights and bright decorations have been packed away. Our friend the fir – and other evergreen relatives – maintain a welcome spot of green in the drab winter months.

Caution while petting the FIR
Caution while petting the FIR

The Caucasian fir is native to northeast Turkey and is also known as Nordman fir.