Fir Cones


While walking about a Vancouver park, we noticed a Fir covered in cones. We had not seen such a density of cones at eye level in a tree before. We made a number of close-up pictures of the tree, including this one, but it was only after arriving back home and reviewing the pictures that we realized we hadn't taken any pictures showing the entire tree. We think the tree is a Subalpine Fir.

You can see that the cones are not mature yet. A number of the cones are leaking sap. The congealed sap resembles small icicles. The upright growing cones differentiates the Fir tree from the similar looking spruce which has downward hanging cones.