Douglas Fir

Oregon State Tree

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Douglas fir pine cones

Douglas fir pine cones (Pseudotsuga menziesii); photo by Tom Brandt on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Douglas Fir

Oregon designated the Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) as the official state tree in 1939. Named after a Scottish botanist who traveled through Oregon in the 1820's, the Douglas fir can grow to a height of 325 feet and have a 15 foot diameter trunk (averaging 200 feet in height and six feet in diameter). The timber from Douglas firs is said to be stronger than concrete.

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Images

Looking up at Douglas fir tree; photo by K Pusztavari on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Looking up at Douglas fir tree

Douglas fir trees (Pseudotsuga menziesii); photo by jabenaki on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Douglas fir trees (Pseudotsuga menziesii)