What Is a Balsam Tree?

The balsam tree, or Abies balsamea, is a fir tree. It grows to around 40 to 60 feet tall and can be used as a Christmas tree.

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T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.