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Featured Tree

Featured Tree

Douglas Fir - Pseudotsuga MenzeseiI

This species is native to high altitude in the Western US. The species is a major wood used in housing construction. The East Coast uses this tree as the most popular Christmas tree. Douglas Fir is not a true fir and is more closely related to Hemlock thus Pseudotsuga or false hemlock. Other than a Christmas tree the uses in the landscape are limited. This species thrives in high altitude, cold climates. It does not do well in our temperate but hot summer weather. Douglas Fir is a very good temporary evergreen, as it will survive for several years before suffering numerous insect and disease pests. Needle Cast is a severe defoliating disease that requires intense management for control. The best feature is as a Christmas Tree. The needles stay on for a long time. The tree is also quite fragrant, and grows relatively fast, reaching market size in about seven years. For landscape use other evergreens will make a better option. These will be featured at a later time.