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Common Name: Douglas Fir
Scientific Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Location: Spalding Circle
Size: 16 inches diameter at breast height
Native to: Pacific Northwest
This tree typically grows to: 80 to 100 feet tall
This tree prefers these conditions: Medium to wet well-drained soils in full sun
Special about this tree:
- This is a timber tree in Northwestern U.S.
- This very large tree can grow to 300 feet in the wild; it’s one of the largest trees in the world.
- The Douglas Fir prefers the cool and humid conditions typical in the Pacific northwest, so it’s nice to see this one doing well.
- Note the distinctive cone, with seeds extending past the scales of the cones.
- This is not a true Fir; hence the scientific name “pseudotsuga,” which means “false hemlock.” It’s not a Hemlock either.