Hi all. Last summer my Fraser firs lost a lot of needles due to dry conditions. One of them dried up at the crown (about a foot and a half). This spring all of them were absolutely covered in these "things" which I'm hoping are flowers, but unsure. Can anyone identify what these things are. At first I thought they were small pine cones, but then the pine cones appeared and they are much larger (and prettier). Thanks for your help.