Douglas fir

Psudotsuga menziessi

Life cyclye

The full reproducitve cycle of a Douglas fir takes about 17 months to complete starting in early April and ending in late September the next year. During the reproductive cycle both sexual and asexual reproduction are taking place during May and June the buds grow out and burst and that forms into a bud primordia

some interesting facts

The thick bark of the old tree protects it forms fires and the more mature trees can survive forest fires

The Douglas fir is considered the second tallest tree in north America

The Douglas fir provides a resource for the largest percentage of an other tree in the world

Location

The Douglas fir can be found in oregon Washington Canada and central California

Gymno or angiosperm

Douglas fir is a gymnosperm

Native kocation

You can find the Douglas fir only on the west coast and Canada not further then that it's native to northern western America

Where can u find it locally

you can find the Douglas fir in Oregon and actually in the mountains Here they are really common in Oregon

What does it look like

The Douglas fir is an evergreen its a coniferous tree it can grow up to 40 to 250 feet tall male and female cones exists on the tree the Douglus fir can start producing cones from the age 12 to 15 you can find in a wide range of climates

Crafts and facts

The Douglus fir makes a beautiful colors for flooring and panelling and other amazing crafts. It can also be used for making homes planes boats.

Key I'd

The Douglus fir is 15 to 25 feet in width

Flowering dates March - June

Seed baring shape 7-10 years

It's a pyramidal mature shape

Ethnobtany

It is used for shoot tips

And flavoring cooked foods

And for refreshing tea

The sap is used for sugar like foods

Water needs

The douglus fir requires mostly soil

New young trees need lots of water especially when There is a drought

Well established trees don't need as much water during drought periods

How is it pollinated

ovules had fully developed stigmatic tips when the seed cone emerged from the bud scales in early April. The conelets remained open and the stigmatic tip was most receptive for at least 4 days. Pollen freely sifted down between the bracts and ovuliferous scales and adhered to the stigmatic hairs. Six days after the conelets became receptive, stigmatic hairs around the micropyle began to collapse and were ungulfed with the entangled pollen into the micropyle. Also, ovuliferous scales began to thicken, restricting movement of pollen to the stigmatic tips. By 8–10 days a