RUFF'S GREENHOUSE - PRODUCTS - TREES

By: Ruff's  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wood

(two varieties Interior and Coastal)

  • Shape - Older trees have long, branch free trunks. Crowns are short,
    cylindrical and have a flattened top.
  • Height - Grows to heights of 85 metres on the Coast and 42 metres in the Interior.
  • Bark - Smooth grey brown. When young, bark has gummy resin filled blisters. Bark grows very thick with age and deeply grooved with dark reddish brown ridges.
  • Growing Region - Grows along Southern Mainland Coast and across Vancouver Island, except for the northern tip. Interior Douglas Fir grows throughout Southern British Columbia and north to Takla Lake.
  • Present Uses - This wood has been valued since the 18th Century when the first Europeans exported lumber. Douglas Fir yields an exceptionally hard and durable wood. It uses include heavy duty construction, wharves, trestles, bridge parts and commercial building.
  • Past Uses - Aboriginals, of British Columbia, used the wood and boughs as fuel for pit cooking, fishing hooks and handles. Boughs were sometimes used for covering the floors of lodges.

Keywords: Wood

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