Douglas fir

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Douglas fir
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridaeplantae
Phylum Information
Phylum Tracheophyta
Sub-phylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Radiatopses
Class Information
Class Pinopsida
Order Information
Order Pinales
Family Information
Family Pinaceae
Sub-family Amygdaloideae
Tribe Information
Tribe Amygdaleae
Genus Information
Genus Pseudotsuga
Species Information
Species P. menziesii
Population statistics

Douglas fir is the common name for an evergreen tree common in parts of western North America, especially in Oregon, where it is the state tree, and Washington. Its scientific name is Pseudotsuga menziesii. The common name is from the Scottish botanist David Douglas. Douglas fir is timber used extensively for construction, both as structural members and as an ornamental or finishing wood.[1] Douglas firs are also grown as Christmas trees.

References

  1. http://www2.wwpa.org/SPECIESPRODUCTS/DouglasFir/tabid/405/Default.aspx