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Photo © chimeravo, all rights reserved
Trail of Shadows, Longmire Wa (Google, OSM)
46.7498311, -121.8125968
Accuracy: 1486m
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I believe this is a Douglas Fir (I cannot remember what the bark looked like, so I zoomed in on the needles to check). Most of the trees along the trail, like this Douglass Fir, were much older than the ones seen in Packwood Forest.

Apr. 01, 2012 21:41:20 -0700
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Is this a snag? It doesnt look like it has any bark on its trunk. Big douglas fir trees can be identified by deep, vertically furrowed bark, much deeper furrows than on big western hemlocks which also have slightly furrowed bark.

Posted by robertmarsh about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Do you think it could be a Western Cedar ((Thuja plicata)? Because that was my first guess (the bark looks almost like its torn like a cedar tree) but then I started confusing myself because it looks as if the bark has been literally actually stripped off. Farther up the tree it looks as if it has more distinct bark formations. What do you think?

Posted by chimeravo about 2 years ago (Flag)
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It looks exactly like a western red cedar to me.

Posted by linden13 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Western redcedar - Photo (c) Eric in SF, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
chimeravo's ID: Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
Posted by chimeravo about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Western redcedar - Photo (c) Eric in SF, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
chimeravo's ID: Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)

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