The balsam tree, Abies balsamea, propagates via seed or by natural layering. Natural layering can occur when low branches get into soft, wet earth.
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.