The Balsam Fir ‘Cooks’ is a pyramid/cone shaped fir that has a spire shaped top and flat, ark green needles with a white stripe up to 1 inch long. Many favor this tree for its fragrant aroma.
Balsam Fir ‘Cooks’ are commonly used for Christmas trees, ornamental yard trees, landscaping trees.
The tree's seed is enjoyed by wildlife animals including birds, squirrels, and mice. Shelter, cover, and food is also provided for whitetail deer and moose.
History & Lore
The Balsam Fir ‘Cooks’ is known by multiple names. Some of the names include: ‘Balm of Gilead’, ‘Northern Balsam’, ‘Silver Pine’, and ‘Blister Fir’.