How to find fir-tree

How to find fir-tree

In the coniferous forest with the naked eye not to distinguish fir-tree from pine and other coniferous trees. And therefore to find fir-tree in the forest, it is necessary to know its distinctive signs: it both place of growth, and exterior, and growth conditions.

1. On average height of this tree reaches 60-70 meters, but also it grows 500-600 years. Besides all know of use of fir-tree as construction material: production of furniture, construction of houses. Fir-tree pitch is applied in the chemical industry, and in medicine use even needles of this surprising tree. Interesting fact: in the ancient time the people of Western Europe considered fir-tree the patroness of animals, birds and plants. The kind spirit of fir-tree protected the person from all struggles of life. This tree was considered as symbol of eternal life and youth. And it is valid, it is possible to identify fir-tree from abundance of animal certain types. She "is on friendly terms" with crossbill, woodpecker, squirrel, forest mouse, hare. They form some kind of symbiosis that facilitates to all of them production of food.

2. You look for fir-tree in shadow. Besides she perfectly feels in the damp and wet forest. The fir-tree grows on the fertile soils containing moderate amount of clay and sand in mix with humous substances, on purely sandy soils does not grow. Therefore if you have found the site with the soil suitable according to the description on which the coniferous tree grows, then can practically not doubt, before you fir-tree all the beauty. Besides, the fir-tree very seldom grows at frequent ranks, she loves scope because of the developed root system. Bark at fir-tree dark, sometimes gray-brown, at old trees is covered with lamelliform crust, and never has longitudinal cracks as pine.

3. But, of course, the most known way of detection of fir-tree is studying features of the building its hvoinok and cones. Hvoinki at fir-tree is much shorter, than at pine. Branches are covered by them densely, but at close survey it is possible to notice that hvoinka one by one, but not couples are located. And the cone of fir-tree of oblong shape, hangs on tree down.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team