|Grid reference||ST 18365 78840|
|Common name||Caucasian fir|
|Common name||Nordmann fir|
|Origin||West Caucasus, North Turkey|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||13M May 2021|
|Girth||152cm @ 1.4M October 2020|
This tree is north east of the chapels near the railway line.
The green pads which attach the needles to the shoot suggest that this tree belongs to the Abies genus. The needles typically measure between 25 and 40mm long, 2mm wide, and they have two very distinctive white stomata bands on the underside.
General tree description
Abies nordmanniana is a large to very large tree, 50 to 60 metres in height in its natural habitat. It has a straight trunk with tiered branches that sweep downwards, giving a narrow, conical shape. The bark is grey, becoming square-plated when mature and the foliage is very dense. The flattened, needle-like leaves are 2 to 3cm long, with blunted tips, densely arranged and mostly on the upper side of the shoot. They are glossy green above, with two white bands beneath. The cones are greenish brown, 15 to 20cm long and often at the top of the tree.