a coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, of western North America, often more than 200 feet (60 meters) high, having reddish-brown bark, flattened needles, and narrow, light-brown cones, and yielding a strong, durable timber: the state tree of Oregon.
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How to use Douglas fir in a sentence
He stepped into a stand of young Douglas fir, planted on what had been pastureland just 15 years before.
Landowners planted their pastures in Douglas fir in hopes that Christmas trees would save them.
An acre of Douglas fir can produce thousands of dollars’ worth of truffles every year, which means the trees are worth more alive than cut.
Boots to earth, I began to meander through a forest of hemlock and Douglas fir.
Tree losses could be particularly steep in the dense Douglas fir and coastal redwood forests along the Northern California coast and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range.The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it. | James Temple | July 27, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Red or giant cedar, which rivals the Douglas fir in girth, is plentiful, and is used for shingles as well as for interior work.
I remember seeing in the woods once a fallen log, on which was growing a Douglas fir two and a half feet in diameter.Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
You can see some of the large Douglas fir and pines over there.Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol | Henry Harley Arnold
The Douglas fir (figs. 2, 3, 4, and 5) is the best known and the most important timber tree of western North America.The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park | Grenville F. Allen
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.The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park | Grenville F. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for Douglas fir
a North American pyramidal coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, widely planted for ornament and for timber, having needle-like leaves and hanging cones: family Pinaceae: Also called: Oregon fir, Oregon pine
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