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Rocky Mountain Forest. Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Characterisitcs  Height: 80-200’  Diameter: 2-5’  Needles: evergreen, 2 rows,.75- 1.25’

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1 Rocky Mountain Forest

2 Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Characterisitcs  Height: ’  Diameter: 2-5’  Needles: evergreen, 2 rows, ’ long, flexible, yellow-green or blue-green color  Cones: 2-3.5” long  Bark: thick, reddish-brown, ridges Uses  1 st in volume of timber produced  Lumber production  Veneer production for plywood

3 Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) Characteristics  Height: ’  Diameter: 2-8’  Leaves: evergreen, opposite in 4 rows, shiny dark green  Bark: reddish-brown, fibrous  Cones:.5” long Uses  Shingles, siding, fences, house decks

4 Western Larch (Larix occidentalis) Characteristics  Height: ’  Diameter: 1.5-3’  Needles: deciduous, 1-1.5” long, grow in clusters, 3 angles, stiff  Cones: 1-1.5” long  Bark: scaly, reddish-brown color, overlapping plates Other  Found in burned areas – survivors of fire or new growth

5 Pacific Coast Forest

6 Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Characterisics  Height: ’  Diameter: 2.5-4’  Needles: evergreen, 4-8” long, 2 or 3 per bundle, dark green, stiff  Cones: 2-6” long  Bark: scaly plates, yellow-brown color Uses  Most valuable of western pine – free of knots  Door panels, window frames

7 Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta) Characteristics  Height: 20-80’  Diameter: 1-3’  Needles: evergreen, ” long, 2 per bundle, flattened and frequently twisted  Cones:.75-2” long  Bark: light brown, scaly, thin Uses  Teepee frames

8 Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Characteristics  Height: ’  Diameter: 20’  Leaves: evergreen, scalelike, overlapping, blue-green color  Cones: ” long, mature in 2 seasons  Bark: reddish- brown, scaly, ridged, very thick (resistance to fire) Other  Protected in public parks to maintain population of ancient tree

9 Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Characteristics  Height: ’  Diameter: 10-15’  Leaves: evergreen, needlelike and scale like, sharp, dark- green color  Cones:.5-1.1” long  Bark: reddish-brown, very thick, scaly, ridged Uses  Timber  One tree logged in Humboldt Co. CA scaled 361,366 board feet of lumber!


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