Nordman Fir (Abies nordmanniana) – is native to the mountains south and east of the Black Sea, in Turkey, Georgia, Russian Caucasus, north Armenia and northwest Azerbaijan. It is a large evergreen, at its tallest some specimens have been reported to be 256 feet with the tallest trees being in the Caucasus, Anatolia, the Russian Federation and the continent of Europe.The Nordman fir is one of the most important species grown for Christmas trees in Europe with increasing popularity in the United States. It is favored for its attractive foliage and needles that do not drop readily when the tree dries out. It is also a popular ornamental tree in parks and large gardens.The wood is soft and white, and is used for general construction, paper, etc.

Nordman Fir