Fraser Firs are common in the southern Appalachian region.
As a matter of fact they only grow in the southern Appalachian
mountain range which includes North Carolina, Virginia, and eastern Tennessee.
The trees are named after John Fraser who was a botanist exploring
in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina during the 1700’s.
There are over 50 million Fraser Firs grown
in North Carolina.
They are represent over 90% of the Christmas trees grown in North Carolina.
They can be as tall as 80 feet!
You’ll only find Fraser Firs in higher elevations as they grow only above 2500′.
A Fraser Fir at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park