An evergreen tree. It grows unique cones with whisker like features. The needles are arranged in a bottle brush shape. It has buds on the end of the branches.
needles go all the way around branch in "bristle brush" form
needles are soft to touch
very straight trunk
Equal length needles, pointed terminal winter buds
this is the stand visible in the background of this photo. Location adjusted to stand.
stand of Douglas fir, Olympic National Forest, Staircase
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...