Douglas Fir

Common Name – Douglas Fir tree

Irish NameCrann Dúghlasa Fir

Latin NamePseudotsuga menziesii

Quote by Billie Letts

‘And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals’

Douglas fir trees area type of coniferous tree that is native to western North America. They are known for their distinctive cones, which have a unique ‘mouse tail’ protruding from the end. Douglas fir trees are often used in forestry and are valued for their strong, durable wood, which is used in construction and furniture making.

In addition to their economic value, Douglas fir trees are also important for wildlife, providing shelter and food for a variety of species. The cones are a valuable source of food for many animals, including squirrels, chipmunks, and birds, and the branches provide shelter for nesting birds and other animals.

The Douglas fir tree is also a popular Christmas tree, due to its conical shape and strong branches. It is often used in wreaths, garlands, and other holiday decorations.