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Northwest Missouri State University


Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Western United States. Used as Christmas trees and are important for lumber. Needles 1-1.5 inches long, flat, and stick out straight from branches. Cones 3-4 inches long and have bracts extending beyond ends of scales. Grows rapidly, attaining 250 feet heights in pacific regions. The genus name refers to "false" because it was once assigned to the genus Abies. Common name in honor of David Douglas, who introduced the seed to Europe. Known to be one of the strongest woods.

GIS coordinate: N40 20.967 W94 52.856

Trail Number: G18

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Summer '08 - Douglas Fir