Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)


Quick Facts

  • Named after Scottish botanist David Douglas
  • Northern spotted owls are found in old growth Douglas fir forest
  • One of the most important sources of timber, especially in the Pacific Northwest


An evergreen conifer with small 1 inch long bluish green needles that are spirally arranged along its branches. Can grow up to 300 feet in high making it the second tallest conifer after the coastal redwood. It has thick grooved bark which serves as a defense mechanism against forest fires. The young tan cones become bristled as they age.