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balsam fir

Herbal medicine
An evergreen, the root and needles of which once had currency as aromatic adjuncts in the sweat lodges of Native American, for whom it was used to treat asthma, colds, cough and as a laxative.
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We observed that Veerys commonly nested in taller firs (2-4 m), indicating that an abundance of taller balsam firs may be important in some stands, but balsam fir density alone does not appear to reliably predict the relative abundance of Veerys.
We recommend that small balsam firs be left in the understory when overstory trees are removed, especially in areas most impacted by deer.
We hypothesized that the density of understory balsam fir (Abies balsamea), a species rarely browsed by deer in our region (Borgmann et al.
When it comes to colonizing unfriendly territory, temperate interlopers are no match for their northern neighbors--especially black and white spruce, tamarack, and to a lesser extent balsam fir.
Nevertheless, from Maine to Labrador, headlands and islands wear manes of pigmy white spruce and balsam fir.