The Douglas Fir is a medium to very large-size evergreen growing 66 – 328 feet (20 – 100 meters) with a trunk diameter of up to 5 feet (1.5 meters), native to western North America, Mexico and eastern Asia. The needles are small and flat, growing to 1 – 1.5 inches (2.5 – 4 centimeters) long, with a green to blue color. Within a mature tree, the pendulous cones will grow to be 1.5 – 4 inches (4 – 10 centimeters) long.
Due to the strong nature of the wood, it is highly prized in the construction industry to be used within structures that require wood that must withstand high loads. As with many of the other Firs, they are also in high demand as Christmas Trees.
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