is this fir September 9, 2012 by Meadows and More i found it in northeast US and it was growing low and branching, not more than 3 foot tall. The needles are flat and prickly, altho not so much when very young. Thanks….Jim Comments One thought on “is this fir” Karl Anderson said: That’s common juniper, Juniperus communis. Generally a shrub. The only native fir we have in the Northeast is balsam fir, and it’s a tree. Karl A. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.