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fraser fir

  • n  small fast-growing but short-lived fir of southern Alleghenies similar to balsam fir but with very short leaves
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  • Root Disease Means Rotten Christmas for Fir Tree Farmers
    With just 22 days left until Christmas, the rush is on for millions of Americans to find the perfect tree.  But  Christmas tree farmers are in a rush of their own  to save the Fraser fir Christmas tree from a mold that is threatening its...
    Dec. 3, 2013 - ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News
  • Root rot threatens traditional Christmas fir trees
    BAKERSVILLE, N.C. - Jeff Pollard trudged up the steep slope and stopped at a desiccated, rust-brown tree. Two months earlier, workers had tagged this Fraser fir as ready for market.
    Dec. 3, 2013 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Root rot mold threatening traditional Christmas fir trees
    Nov. 16, 2013: In this photo, tree farmer Jeff Pollard inspects a Turkish fir seedling on one of his farms in Bakersville, N.C. Pollard has been growing Fraser fir for nearly 40 years, but a root-rotting mold has him looking to the Turkish species to help save his family farm.
    Dec. 2, 2013 - Fox News

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