Plant ID forum: Identify our big evergreen tree?

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Birmingham, AL
JoeJimJohnJeff
Oct 1, 2017 2:41 PM CST
Can anyone help me identify our big evergreen tree? I've searched online and tried using identifiers, but no luck.

It's maybe 40-50 feet tall (I'm not good at guessing) and maybe15-20 across at the bottom. The needles are sharp! Three photos are attached.

Thanks!



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plantladylin
Oct 1, 2017 3:10 PM CST
I wonder if it could be China Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata)

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islander
Oct 1, 2017 3:35 PM CST
I agree
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DaisyI
Oct 1, 2017 6:31 PM CST
When I first saw the photos, I really wanted it to be a Bunya-Bunya (Araucaria bidwillii), but its not. Sighing!

It is China Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) Smiling

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JoeJimJohnJeff
Oct 1, 2017 6:32 PM CST
Thanks! I looked at the links for China Fir, and that seems mostly right. We'll look more closely.


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