This cool, north-facing slope concentrates on firs (Abies spp.). Though few public gardens have a comprehensive fir collection, the taxonomy of the genus still needs study, and economic interest by Christmas tree growers is increasing.
Conifer Slope is one of several sites scattered around Cornell Botanic Gardens that make up our conifer collection, which totals 21 taxa of firs (excluding dwarf forms), 39 pines, and 25 spruces. Each site emphasizes a different characteristic of conifers.
Click here to view a plant list for this garden. (pdf file, 15 pages)
Click below to hear a two-minute audio narrative about Conifer Slope.