|Grid reference||ST17994 78855|
|Common name||Caucasian fir|
|Common name||Nordmann fir|
|Origin||West Caucasus, North Turkey|
|Height||13M August 2021|
This tree is in the north west part of the cemetery, not far from the site of the Catholic Chapel. Its leaves typically measured 2 to 3cm. They are blunt-tipped, arranged horizontally on the shoots.
In August 2021, the cones were between 17cm and 19cm long and approximately 3.5cm in diameter.
There appears to be a second Abies alba about 15M to the south west.
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.