Douglas Fir

Known as “one of the noblest forest trees,” this tree makes up nearly half of all Christmas trees grown in the US.

It’s status as a popular Christmas tree is thanks to is lush, even shape and soft needles which don’t easily fall—characteristics that also make it a popular feature in yards and parks like Central Park. The douglas fir’s branches also provide excellent cover and habitat for a wide range of animals, and its seeds serve as food for songbirds, squirrels, rabbits and other small animals.

  • Leaves

    Spiral, simple, roughly 1.5 inches in length
  • Fruit

    Woody seed cones with a distinct three-pointed bract
  • Flower

    Individual trees produce both male flowers and female flowers
  • Bark

    Deeply furrowed, gray to brown in color

Where to find the Douglas Fir