The tips of the twigs had notches that were pointed and the needles encircled the leaves. The needles were a solid green and they tree also had cones.
Firs are Washingtonian! We have lots of these around my house and they are quite big.
Although these are native, they are pushing out the native Gary Oak, Q. garryana.
This was a particularly large one. There are many douglas fir in North Wawona. Photos show bottom and then top of same tree. There are doug fir of all sizes- from a few years old to occasional huge ones like this.
Pseudotsuga /ˌsjuːdoʊˈtsuːɡə/ is a genus of evergreen coniferous trees in the family Pinaceae. Common names include Douglas fir, Douglas-fir, Douglas tree, and Oregon pine. Pseudotsuga menziesii is widespread in western North America and is an important source of timber. The number of species has long been debated, but two in western North America and two to four in eastern Asia are commonly acknowledged. Nineteenth-century botanists had problems in classifying Douglas-firs, due to the species' similarity to...