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Average natural life span

500 years

CO2 offset period

First 20 years

Productivity period

100 years

Yearly CO2 offset

8 Kg

Total liftime CO2 Offset

160 Kg

  • Douglas Firs can survive in a variety of climates including very dry, low elevation locations and moist sites.
  • Another Pseudotsuga species, the Bigcone Douglas-fir, also grows in western North America, but because it only grows in South California and Baja, Mexico, it is not used as a Christmas tree.
  • When grown in natural conditions, Douglas Firs can live for anywhere from 70 to 1,000 years.
  • They have a thick bark that protects them from moderate fires and have been known to establish themselves after fires on wetter sites. Many ancient, old-growth forrests have Douglas Firs to honor the fires that happened long ago.
  • The Douglas Fir is Oregon’s state tree.
  • Native Americans used the wood and pine needles for building, creating baskets, and treating ailments including stomach aches, headaches, and the common cold.
  • Douglas Firs are very widely used as timber for furniture, fences, flooring, and more.

The Douglas fir is native to Western North America.

Two varieties of the Douglas fir species exist:

Coast Douglas fir which grows in wet, coastal and inland areas from California up into Canada. 

Rocky Mountain Douglas fir which grows on cool, dry, interior mountain ranges from New Mexico up into Canada.