Korean Fir (Abies koreana‘ Horstmann Silberlocke’)
Tree on grounds between back of Clapp Greenhouse and front of Deering Hall, east of Charlie’s Terrace, off Estabrooke Drive
- One of several memorial trees on campus, this one planted in conjunction with Charlie’s Terrace, honoring the late Dr. Charles Slavin, a dean of the Honors College.
- A cultivar of the Korean fir, the silberlocke was introduced in Europe in 1979 by Gustav Horstmann who developed it; brought to U.S. in 1986.
- Dark green needles curve upward around the stem, revealing silvery white underside and giving a lovely two-tone effect to foliage; pyramid form, smaller than the Korean fir.
- Cultivar grows well in cold, snowy regions such as Maine; the mountains of South Korea are the home of the fir itself.