At Leaning Oaks, Grand Fir (Abies grandis) is represented by seedlings and sapling trees only, so far we have not found a mature tree on the property. Most of the property is too dry to support a mature Grand Fir and the saplings succumb to summer droughts. Grand Fir foliage is easily identified by its odour, when crushed the foliage smells like grapefruit. Our friend Jan Garnett put that to good use one dinner by making a palate-cleansing sorbet from Grand Fir needles - delicious!
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.