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    Author(s): Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
    Date: 1963
    Source: Research Note FPL-RN-010. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Description

    Douglas-fir is one of the largest, most abundant and widely distributed species of trees native to North America, and next to the southern yellow pines, it is cut in the greatest quantities of any wood of commercial importance. It belongs to the coniferous family and is, therefore, a softwood. Other names for Douglas -fir are red fir, yellow fir, Oregon pine, Puget Sound pine, red pine, red spruce, and Douglas spruce. Its botanical name is Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco.

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    Citation

    Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.) 1963. The identification of Douglas-fir wood. Research Note FPL-RN-010. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

    Keywords

    Douglas fir, wood identification

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