fir: (Abies bracteata)
4/4 through 8/4 Sel & Btr
Throughout Eastern British Columbia.
The fine-grained, soft brittle pinkish red to brownish red heartwood is fragrant, very light and very durable, even in contact with soil.
English style longbows, flatbows, and Native American type sinewed bows. It was once a premier wood for pencils. Because the wood is naturally resistant to rot and is avoided by moths it is in demand as lining for clothes chests and closets, often referred to as cedar closets and cedar chests.