FreeTiiuPix.com

Free picture /  image resources for personal and non-commercial use.
Great for student & teacher research materials, projects, lesson plans or wallpaper!

By downloading these images and materials you are agreeing to our TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE. PLEASE READ THESE CAREFULLY since they contain usage instructions and restrictions! Also, you may not sell these Images or redistribute them as part of a collection.  Unless indicated that an image has a model or property release, no such release exists.  FreeTiiuPix gives no representations or warranties with respect to the use of names, trademarks, logos, uniforms, registered copyright designs or works of art depicted in any image and you must satisfy yourself that all necessary rights, consents or permissions as may be required for reproduction are secured.

Please note, due to image abuse, we have had to remove all high resolution images.
Large images are now only available via
email request.

 [ Home ]   [ Terms of Use ]   [ About Me ]   [ Privacy/Cookie Policy ]   [ FAQ ]   [ FREE Photo Image Gallery ]  [ FREE Slide Presentation Gallery ]

 FREE IMAGE 
CATEGORIES

Go to the
Main Photo Gallery
to view all image
categories or use the
  Quick Links below
to jump to the
most popular images.

Animals








____________________


____________________


____________________


____________________

Food

 


____________________



____________________



____________________

 


____________________

 


____________________

Nature






____________________

 


____________________



____________________



____________________


____________________


____________________


____________________

 


____________________


____________________



____________________


____________________


____________________

 

 

Free Images of Trees 
 Balsam Fir

Note on large files:  Very large files may be bigger than your screen.  
Right click on any portion of the image showing and chose "save as". 

 

 

Abies balsamea is commonly known as the "Balsam Fir, Canada or Canadian Balsam, Canada Fir, Eastern Fir, White Fir", or "Bracted Balsam Fir".  It is often confused with the Eastern  Hemlock since their needles closely resemble each other.  Balsam Fir needles, however, are longer and are attached to the twig with a small disc.  The University of Guelph suggests thinking of the attachment point as a "ball" hence "Ball-sam". 

This species of conifer has 2-4 cm long needles that are flat and blunt with no narrow leaf stalk.  Another distinquishing feature of the Balsam Fir is the distinctive point of the shape of the tree.  Since this species holds onto its needles for a long time and has a wonderful scent, it is a popular Christmas tree.  To distinquish the Balsam Fir from the Eastern Hemlock, look also at the bark.  The Balsam Fir has a smooth trunk 50-70 in diameter. The Eastern Hemlock has a deep, furrowed bark reminiscent of a pine tree.  The Balsam's bark also has resin blister pockets of sap.  Cones are dark coloured and upright.

 

New spring growth shoots of Balsam Fir tree.

Balsam Fir - 1  New spring growth.

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 3153 x 2365  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

 

New light green growth on Balsam Fir tree.

Balsam Fir - 2

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 4608 x 3456  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

 

New spring growth shoots on Abies balsamea coniferous tree.

Balsam Fir - 3

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 4608 x 3456  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

 

Round disks balls on Abies balsamea Balsma Fir tree.

Balsam Fir Disks - 1
Note the disks or "balls" where the needles join the twig.

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 3204 x 2454  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

Did you know....

that the cones of the Balsam Fir are upright and erect, unlike the cones of the Eastern Hemlock?  Cones are a purple-green colour and although they shed their seeds in the fall, the cones and their central stalks may remain on the branches for several years.

 

emerging new young balsam coniferous trees

New Forest - 1

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 4213 x 3160  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

Balsam Fir are frequently found in mixed stands with other species.  Below, we see the beginnings of a new forest after a mudslide devastated an established forest.

 

Balsam Fir trees new growth.

New Forest - 2

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 4608 x 3456  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

 

new coniferous trees in natural forest rejuvenation

New Forest - 4

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 4608 x 3456  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

 

Balsam fir coniferous trees rejuvenating amongst dead forest

New Forest - 6

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 4608 x 3456  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

 

Small Abies balsamea Balsm Fir tree new growth.

New Forest - 7

Medium - 640 x 480  Right click on above image and chose "save as".

 Large - 4608 x 3456  -  For the full-size resolution of this image click here.

 

Back to Tree Gallery

Return to Main Image Gallery Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATIONS

 

Teacher created &
student approved !
Download image-
rich slide presentations.


 

LEARN HOW TO DRAW 
YOUR OWN CLIP ART


No artistic talent?
No problem!

Learn how to draw
your own clip art!

+ enjoy our small
 FreeTiiuPix original 
Clip Art collection.


 

VISIT OUR BLOG


Get lesson plan ideas,
learn about new 
image categories 
+ links to more educational websites.

Educatingcreatively.
blogspot.ca

 

HOW TO REFERENCE 
THIS & OTHER WEBSITES

 

I'm using information from your website - 
 how do I reference it?  

Learn about proper 
citation techniques 
+ links to online 
citation tools.


 

 

Get updates, 
tell your friends, 
please "like" us 
on your favourite
social network.

CONTACT ME

If you'd like to drop me a note to let me know if any of these images have been useful, I'd love to hear from you. I'm curious to see if my snapshots have been of benefit to you in some way.  Also, I'd like to hear what kind of images you'd like to see more of. 

 

 

 


 

The Wonder 
of Trees


 

 

 

"Even if I knew 
that tomorrow 
the world 
would go to pieces, 
I would still plant 
my apple tree."

~ Martin Luther ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I think that I 
shall never see
A poem as lovely
as a tree.

A tree whose hungry 
mouth is pressed,
Against the earth's 
sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks 
at God all day
And lifts her leafy 
arms to pray;

A tree that may 
in Summer wear
A nest of robins
 in her hair;

Upon whose bosom 
snow has lain;
Who intimately 
lives with rain.

Poems are made 
by fools like me,
but only God 
can make a tree."

~ Joyce Kilmer ~
"Trees" 1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The best time
to plant a tree
was 20 years ago.
The next best
time is now."

~ Chinese Proverb ~

 

 

 

 

 

[ Home ]   [ Terms of Use ]   [ About Me ]   [ Privacy/Cookie Policy ]   [ FAQ ]   [ FREE Photo Image Gallery ]   [ FREE Slide Presentation Gallery ]  

 

Copyright 2012-2016  FreeTiiuPix - Tiiu Roiser.  All rights reserved.