Plant ID forum: Can someone identify this tree?

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Name: Ian
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
idn
Dec 23, 2016 8:55 PM CST
Can someone identify this tree, it was picked on a tree farm in Ontario Canada
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Treeman
Dec 23, 2016 10:28 PM CST
It appears to be a Spanish Fir. Otherwise known as Abies pinsapo. A species of fir native to southern Spain and northern Morocco. Related to other species of Mediterranean firs, it is considered the Andalusian National Tree, and is native to the Andalusian mountains.

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 24, 2016 12:24 AM CST
It looked like a Spanish Fir to me also. But I believe Canada is a little too cold for Spanish Fir and I don't think they grow fast enough to be a profitable Christmas tree.

Maybe a Canaan Fir or a Fraser Fir.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Dec 24, 2016 5:24 AM CST
I agree with Daisy, it's not likely a Spanish Fir in zone 4 Ontario. It looks more like a spruce to me. Ian, are the needles sharp on the ends when you press on them, and if you take a needle off and roll it between your fingers does it roll or is it flat? If the needles are sharp and roll it is a spruce, if flat and soft it is a fir. If you have the name of the tree farm they may list the species they grow so we can narrow it down more easily.
Name: Ian
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
idn
Dec 24, 2016 11:36 AM CST
It's from Hidden Oaks tree farm in Madoc On, , their site states that they grow Norwegian spruce,
So maybe tbats what it is.
Thanks for all your suggestions and helpful hints
Merry Xmas to all
Ian
Name: Sue
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sooby
Dec 24, 2016 1:01 PM CST
Usually called Norway spruce (Picea abies). I see they also have balsam fir (Abies balsamea). If you can do the needle test it should tell you which it is. It does look more like spruce to me but it's an easy test to do to verify. Merry Christmas to you also.
Name: Ian
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
idn
Dec 24, 2016 6:07 PM CST
You were bang on Sooby , it was confirmed with the needle test .

Thanks again
Ian
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 24, 2016 6:42 PM CST
Yeah! Hurray!
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