Douglas Fir Photo Gallery
Can I eat Douglas Fir?
Tea from the needles.
Medicinal uses for Douglas Fir
Native Americans used the resin to treat coughs and sour throats.
Douglas Fir Habitat
Douglas Firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii) thrive in moist soil with good drainage from lowlands to steep mountain slopes.
Douglas Fir Facts
Douglas Fir seeds are a very important food source for small game and birds, particular chipmunks, sparrows and finches. The tree is also an important source of lumber. The wood is used for a varity of products including household items, plywood and railroad ties. Douglas Fir grow quickly, thus a popular choice for Christmas trees as well. Native Hawaiians used Douglas Fir logs to build waʻ kaulua, which are a type of canoe. It's also the official state tree of Oregon.