The Cafferatas planted about 5,000 seedlings, most of them Douglas fir, but also grand fir
, Port Orford cedar, incense cedar, western red cedar, western hemlock and coast redwood.
Alaska cedar, western redcedar, Pacific silver fir, grand fir
, Sitka spruce and Western hemlock all find their southern limits in Klamath Country.
The truckloads sampled included only pure sorted loads, consisting of five species sorts common to the Intermountain West: (1) Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and western larch (Larix occidentallis); (2) grand fir
(Abies grandis), western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), and sub-alpine fir (Abies grandis); (3) lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa); and (4) western redcedar (Thuja plicata).
Jack Nisbet begins this book sixty feet above ground, swaying gently from the thin leader of a Grand Fir
tree, and finds a way to make the pose relaxing.
Its backers hope the thermallyefficient system will revolutionise the Welsh building sector and open up new markets for home-produced softwoods including Douglas fir, Grand fir
, Sitka spruce and larch.
As a result of decades of fire suppression and timber management that focused on selective removal of large-diameter trees (Arno 1996; Hessburg and others 2005), Ponderosa Pine forests today have high densities of small-diameter trees and low densities of large-diameter trees and snags, as well as an encroachment of shade tolerant tree species (for example, Douglas-fir [Pseudotsuga menziesii] and Grand Fir
[Abies grandis]) (Fule and others 1997; Keeling and others 2006).
THE tallest tree in the UK - a grand fir
more than 64 metres (211 feet) tall - can be found at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Loch Fyne.
The Hem-Fir group also includes: California red fir (Abies magnifica), grand fir
(Abies grandis), noble fir (Abies procera), Pacific siler fir (Abies amabilis) and white fir (Abies concolor).
Noble Fir, Grand Fir
and White Pine are classic Christmas trees that live for a hundred years and reach 60 to 90 feet tall, with branches spreading as wide as 30 feet.
Out in the gardens (pounds 4 admission) you'll find the tallest tree in Britain, a 210ft Grand Fir
, and - if you're lucky - red squirrels.
the limbs of the grand fir
crowding either shoulder
They describe it as a shelter-like structure from Douglas Firs, Grand Fir
and Western Hemlock, with panels of coloured Venetian glass.