Oregon State Tree

Oregon State tree

The Oregon official state tree is the Douglas Fir. The botanical name is Pseudotsuga menziesii and it was named after Botanist Douglas Fir from Scotland who travelled trough Oregon in 1920. The state tree of Oregon became official in 1939 which was selected by the Oregon legislature.(1)

The tree is abundant in the state of Oregon and plays an important role in the industry. The tree furnishes the finest and largest saw-timber of any tree in the world.(2)

The tree grows very tall and thick averaging up to 200 feet in height and six feet in diameter; heights of 325 feet and diameters of 15' can also be found.(3)

The Douglas-fir is called by different names such as red-fir, Oregon-pine, and Douglas-spruce and it is one of the world's most important and valuable timber trees. (3)

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