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Manchurian fir (Abies nephrolepis Maxim) and Korean spruce (Picea koraiensis Nakai) are primary conifer species of economic and ecological importance in northeast China. Several taper studies have analyzed fir and spruce species in the countries harboring the boreal forests. However, taper models do not exist for Manchurian fir and Korean spruce in China or abroad. This study aimed to develop stem taper models for these species. A dataset of 188 destructively sampled trees (Manchurian fir 123 and Korean spruce 65) was used to evaluate eight well-known taper models. These models were fitted with generalized non-linear least squares by using 3570 diameter and height measurements. We incorporated a first-order continuous-time error structure to adjust the inherent autocorrelation. The form class segmented model of Clark et al. (1991) best predicted the diameter, merchantable volume, and stem volume of the species when the upper stem diameter at 5.3 m was available or predicted. When diameter measurements at 5.3 m were not available, the Kozak (2004) and MB (1976) models were superior to other models in estimating the diameter of both species and volume of Korean spruce. For Manchurian fir, the Fang (2000) model was more accurate in volume estimates.