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Douglas Fir

Photo of Douglas fir at Christmas Hills Tree FarmDouglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), says Western Wood Products Association, isn't a true fir at all, nor a pine or spruce.

It's a distinct species named after Archibald Menzies, a Scottish physician and naturalist who first discovered the tree on Vancouver Island in 1791, and David Douglas, the Scottish botanist who later identified the tree in the Pacific Northwest in 1826.

Through the years, this beautiful tree has had many names, including Oregon Pine, British Columbian Pine, Red Fir and Douglastree.

Happily, the U.S. Forest Service settled on Douglas Fir some years ago.

"Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)," says San Francisco State University, "ranks as the second tallest tree species in the world behind coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), and contains the largest trees in the entire Pinaceae family. The tallest known Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is the Brummit Fir (located in Coos County, Oregon), which reaches the height 328 feet."

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Below are some photos of Christmas Hills Tree Farm beautiful Douglas Fir.

Photo of Douglas fir at Christmas Hills Tree Farm

Photo of Douglas fir at Christmas Hills Tree Farm

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