Deep Valley Tree Farm
Pseudotsuga menziesii glauca (Douglas Fir)
This tree grows 40 - 60 feet in height, with a 12 - 2- foot spread, although they can grow to 200 feet. The leaves are a shining dark green in color, 1 - 1 1/2 inch in length. When rubbed, they smell of camphor. They grow in zones 4 - 6 best, although they are seen in hotter climes as well. They grow fairly rapidly, acheiving 15 feet in 10 years, and produce 4 inch long cones. It was an important lumber tree at one time, as the wood is very strong. They are now used widely as Christmas trees, as the needles do not fall off as easily as some others, such as fir and spruce.
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