[The Conifers of Mt. Adams]

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

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.

Paul Slichter