This picture was taken near Arizona Snowbowl ski resort, about 9,500 feet elevation.
growing along steep drainage on south facing aspect, elevation 4,100'. More abundant on other side of canyon (north aspect)
photo from 2011
not a ton of these along this canyon, but plenty higher up.
pretty sure I found the right tree on the air photo.
this is commonly found growing with canyon live oak.
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...