Amabilis Fir Species Profile

Amabilis fir is a tall straight tree found in coastal forests of British Columbia above 300 metres elevation, although in the north it may grow at sea level. While it grows all along the Coast, it is not found on the Queen Charlotte Islands. It can reach 50 metres in height and 1 metre in diameter, and is a shade-tolerant species. This tree is often found with western hemlock, and together the two species make up 60% of British Columbia’s mature coastal forests.