Located in Eastern Canada, Quebec is home to a large number of tree species, both useful and pleasant to admire. Among them, red maple, white cedar, yellow birch and balsam fir are particularly common in the region. In addition to beautifying the landscape, these plants produce oxygen, feed animals and help protect the soil from erosion. They are also very popular in the field of construction, furniture and art.
Also known as the Canadian maple, the red maple or Acer Rubrum, is native to North America. It is best known for its beautiful scarlet foliage that brightens up the area in the fall.
Its flowers, as for them, appear in spring and are just as beautiful. In addition, this tree can reach more than 30 m in height, with a base diameter of 2 m in the right conditions. Its resistance, especially to termites, and its strength are the greatest advantages of red maple.
This is the reason why it is very popular in the construction and decoration industry, including woodcarving.
White cedar, also known as white cedar, is a tree species native to the northeastern part of the American continent. Its height generally varies between 15 and 20 m, with a diameter of about 40 cm.
However, under exceptional conditions, it can rise up to 30 m, with a diameter of 1.5 m. This tree is very appreciated in the field of construction and furnishing thanks to its strong resistance to rot and large temperature variations.
Also native to eastern North America, the yellow birch or Betula alleghaniensis Britton, is the emblematic tree of Quebec since 1993. In the best conditions, it can rise up to a height of 30 m, for a diameter around 60 cm to 1 m.
It is also distinguished by its ability to adapt to extreme weather conditions, its high resistance to termites, its flexibility and its thermal properties.
Thus, it is widely used in the furniture industry as well as in the sculpture and handicraft sector. It is also a good firewood because of its hard texture with tight grains.
From its scientific name Abies balsamea, the balsam fir is a species of conifer native to North America. Can reach a height of about twenty meters, with a base diameter around 60 cm, this tree can live up to 150 years.
In addition, it is known for its resistance to fungus, shocks and large temperature variations, its high density as well as its robustness. It is mainly used for the manufacture of building materials such as floors and beams.
Finally, there are many other tree species native to the region, such as white and red pine and red cedar.