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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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Balsam fir is one species that becomes more prominent in managed forests (Thompson 2000a), making the forest more susceptible to spruce budworm infestation and blowdown.
There was a statistically significant difference (using a t test at 95% confidence) between unincised and incised samples for uncoated eastern spruce (Picea glauca), western spruce, and balsam fir and end-coated eastern spruce.
With my heart racing, I grabbed my bow as five bucks ran right past me and stopped 50 yards away in some thick balsam fir, looking for that doe.
This is a combination of 40 parts cedar wood, 30 parts balsam fir, 15 parts sandalwood IS parts frankincense and 5 parts myrrh.
Balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) is native North American tree species.
The raw materials were different mixtures of black spruce, balsam fir, jack pine, and white birch.
I grow three kinds of trees: Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, and Douglas Fir.
By sunset that evening, nearly a foot of powdery snow--a skier's delight--had piled up in the forest of white birch and balsam fir that we had discovered.
Now UVM researchers find that balsam fir, white pine, and eastern hemlock are also falling prey to environmental stress as a result of calcium depletion.
Heavily browsed sites have a greater abundance of balsam fir (Abies balsamea) in the shrub layer, and the less browsed sites are dominated by hardwood shrubs.
McLaren and Peterson (1994) argued from data on wolves, moose and balsam fir (Abies balsamia) on Isle Royale, that predation by wolves controlled the moose population.