Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii
Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia
The photo above shows the upper portion of
a Douglas fir as seen along the upper section of the Island Springs Trail #66
on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams..........August 25, 2005.
The photo above shows a view upwards along
the trunk of a large douglas fir as seen along the Island Spring Trail #66.
Note the massive branches which are about 20 feet and more off the ground as
well as the deeply furrowed, thick bark.
The photo above shows the deeply grooved bark
of the Douglas fir seen above.
The photo above shows the unique, 3-toothed
bracts that are longer than the underlying scale. Photographed along Road #23
at the Mt. Adams Viewpoint about one-half mile south of the intersection of
Rd #8810.........September 25, 2005.
Another view of the upper portion of a Douglas
fir from near the same location as viewed above. Note the numerous cones which
dangle from the ends of the many side branches.