The noble fir (figs. 11 and 12) is a common mountain tree in the western parts of Washington and Oregon.
noble fir is of slow growth, and the large trunks are very old, the oldest not less than 800 years.
The shining, blue-green color of the leaves is a conspicuous characteristic of noble fir as it appears in the forest.
It is rarely found in unmixed stands, but is usually associated with western hemlock, Douglas fir, and noble fir.
The purpose in the instance of noble fir was to pass it for the larch which grows in the northern Rocky Mountain region.
A recent government report of woods used for manufacturing purposes in Washington does not list a foot of noble fir.
The range of noble fir covers parts of three states, but the whole of no one.
The noble fir avoids steep side hills and exposed situations.