But the timber of the Douglas fir is heavy, strong and firm, and well suited toThe best of ship timber.
“Douglas fir and cedar, mostly,” said the driver, who proved to be a Vermont man.
The Douglas fir covered the rocky slopes and the cedar lined the gut of a deep hollow which split the limit midway.
The full life of the Douglas fir is estimated to be about 750 years.
The Douglas fir is common in the park up to 3,500 feet, sometimes in nearly pure stands, but more often mixed with other species.
Our tree giant is as often called the Douglas fir as Douglas spruce.
I was at first puzzled to know what kind it was, but at last I recognized it as a Douglas fir or "Oregon pine."
I remember seeing in the woods once a fallen log, on which was growing a Douglas fir two and a half feet in diameter.
It was by means of these seeds that the Douglas fir was introduced to Britain.
Several well-marked varieties of the Douglas fir are also to be met with occasionally in parks and gardens.