Where: Below 5000 ft. Needles: Douglas Fir is easy to identify. Cones: The cones are the only ones you will find in the Northwest with three-pointedcts sticking out of the scales. Bark: You can usually identify a large Douglas Fir by the bark alone..The cones of the Douglas fir are distinct, 1-1/ inches long. Protruding from beneath the thin rounded scales is a con.uous, three-pointedct. On older trees the reddish brown bark is broken into oblong, longitudinal plates and may be inches thick..
Douglas-fir or Doug fir is the English name applied in common to most evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Pseudotsuga which is in the family Pinaceae. There are five species, two in western North America, one in Mexico, and two in eastern Asia.. Senior Lecturer at Harper Adams University, Jim Waterson, explains how to identify Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii ..Evergreen Identification Douglasfir Pseudotsuga Not to be confused with the true firs, Douglasfir Pseudotsuga menziesii , at right, is another flat-needled evergreen tree that's often planted in Central New York landscapes..The cones of the Douglas fir are distinct, 1-1/ inches long. Protruding from beneath the thin rounded scales is a con.uous, three-pointedct. On older trees the reddish brown bark is broken into oblong, longitudinal plates and may be inches thick..
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