Douglas Fir

Trees Growing at Our Pleasant Hill Oregon Home

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii - Since pioneer days, Northwesterners have been living under and near these magnificent native trees. Its range extends to western Oregon and Washington but also to east to the Rocky Mountains, north to Alaska and south to California. Unlike the upright cones of true firs (Abies), these cones hang down. Grows to 70-250 ft. in forests. We have hundreds of mature Douglas Firs in the 80-120 ft. size. Young seedlings are to be found under the mature trees. We have transplanted dozens of these to open areas. The birds love the seeds. It is the main lumber tree for the U.S and the source of much of Oregon's commerce. The young ones put on rapid growth.

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This Tree in 2010

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