Fir (Abies; Ukrainian: yalytsia). A genus of evergreen trees of the pine family having needlelike leaves growing directly from the branch. Approximately 40 species have been classified. There are 9 species in Ukraine, of which the most widespread is the silver fir (A. alba), which is capable of growing in shady areas and attains a height of 30–35 m. It is widespread in the Carpathian Mountains (usually alongside beech and spruce). Other species grow sparsely on the southwestern Ukrainian plains; they are cultivated in parks and orchards.