Fallen red fir
trunks criss-crossed the creek above me, forming natural bridges over a copse of dogwood and fern.
California (High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest): The project will span 600 acres and will plant 128,500 seedlings, a mix of ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, white fir and red fir
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).
But beautiful, too, tucked back from the south shore of Wallowa Lake, its dark brown wood-sided walls set against steep mountain faces covered in Ponderosa pine and red fir
, and a deep-green lawn stretching out in front.
Long-eared chipmunks (Tamias quadrimaculatus) reached higher densities in red fir
The large 30-inch logs, red fir
(Douglas Fir) and tamarack (Western Larch) had already been cut with a chainsaw into 18-inch (wood stove) lengths.
The trail is shaded by cathedral-like stands of red fir
, interrupted by avalanche chutes dotted with wildflowers: elephanthead, Indian paintbrush, purple asters, red snow plants, pussy paws and yellow seep-spring arnica.
An alternate path explores an old-growth red fir
forest along West Sulphur Creek.
Among others, old growth red maple, coast live oak, California red fir
, and Pacific silver fir champions have been ousted for measurements predating the year 2000.
the hem-fir group consists of western hemlock, California red fir
(Abies magnifica), grand fir (Abies grondis), noble fir [Abies procera], pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis) and white fir (Abies concolor).