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Douglas fir


Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), a cone-bearing pine tree valued for its lumber. Found in North America, it supplies more lumber to the continent than any other species. The trees, which may grow to 250 ft (76 m) and live as long as 800 years, provide a home for rare plants and animals. Disagreement exists about how Douglas fir forests should be used.

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