Friday, January 2, 2009

Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii

The sun and accompanying blue sky made a very brief appearance today. Newly fallen snow on the Doug Firs complete the scene.
Douglas Fir cones are easy to identify due to the "mice" hiding in the scales.

With needles radiating out of a common point, newly sprouted Doug Fir seedlings look quite different than when mature.

As an example of the tenacity of trees, this Doug Fir is growing on top of an old bridge support on the Trask River in NW Oregon.

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