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Growth of Douglas fir trees of known seed source

Thornton T. Munger

Growth of Douglas fir trees of known seed source

by Thornton T. Munger

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Douglas fir.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Thornton T. Munger.
    SeriesTechnical bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 537, Technical bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 537.
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23011703M

    Tested: Derives from the selection of individual trees or stands that have undergone evaluation for genetic quality or have been shown to be superior, in comparison to accepted standards. Douglas Fir La Luzette. The renowned ‘La Luzette’ seed orchard is suitable for most sites throughout the UK and will grow with better form and later bud. Tree farmers commercially cultivate Frazier fir for Christmas trees and gardeners also grow individual trees for their ornamental value. Frazier fir seeds require a period of cold temperature known as a cold stratification period in order to germinate. Collect Frazier fir seeds .

    Extant coast Douglas fir trees 60–75 m (– ft) or more in height and –2 m (– ft) in diameter are common in old growth stands, and maximum heights of – m (– ft) and diameters up to – m (15–18 ft) have been documented. The Clade: Tracheophytes. Today it is still commonly used for firewood and is well known as a popular Christmas tree.–See Selecting a Christmas Tree on my sister website, universityofthephoenix.com! Use by Wildlife: Douglas Squirrels and other rodents eat the small, winged seeds found inside Douglas Fir cones. Pine Siskins and Crossbills and other birds also eat the.

    Douglas fir, genus of about six species of evergreen trees of the conifer family Pinaceae, native to western North America and eastern Asia. They are important timber trees and produce strong wood. Several are grown as ornamentals and are common Christmas trees in North America. The ponderosa pine, also known as the yellow pine, is one of the most widely distributed tree species in the West, growing from southern Canada into Mexico, and from Nebraska and Oklahoma all the way to the Pacific Coast. The largest recorded diameter was over 8 1/2 feet. The tallest tree was


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Growth of Douglas fir trees of known seed source by Thornton T. Munger Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Growth of Douglas fir trees of known seed source. [Thornton T Munger; William G Morris; United States. Department of Agriculture.]. Douglas-Fir Seedling Grows 8 Feet Tall in Two Seasons Donald Copes, Frank Sorensen, and Roy Silen ABSTRACT.-A inch-tall coastal Douglas-ir (Pseudo­ tsuga menziesii [Mirb.]Franco) seedling was grown from seed in two years.

Greenhouse temperatures of 60° to 70° F, a six-month growing season, long day, adequate. Douglas-fir Growth of Douglas fir trees of known seed source book from western Montana and western Oregon seed sources were grown in a cool (18°C day-4°C night) or warm (36°C day oc night) growth chamber.

Photosynthetic and respiratory rates were measured at 20°, °, and 35°C at cotyledon stage (15 to. climate, and tree growth.

This map was based primarily upon knowledge of Douglas-fir, but was intended for use with all tree species. The map was revised in July (See historic seed zone map on next page.) The differences we see among trees are determined in part by genetic differ-ences and in part by environmental influences.

Jan 20,  · That'sseeds per tree, times during the tree's life. The total is 10 million seeds. That's a lot. This total may be off by a factor of 10 or or even 1, The point is that a single Douglas-fir produces a great many seeds during its life.

In the managed forest, Douglas -fir is pre- ferred for its good growth and relative free- dom from major pests (fig. Its nearly pure continuous stands on the moist Pacific slopes from British Columbia to California -the so- called Douglas -fir region -dominate the for. The Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menisci) is an ornamental tree that is also widely utilized as a Christmas tree.

It claims a medium rate of growth; a medium growth rate, according to the Arbor Day Foundation, signifies a tree that grows between 13 and 24 inches in height annually. The Douglas-Fir is also known as the Douglas Spruce or the Oregon Pine tree.

Many animals in the temperate rainforest feed off of the needles of the tree. Numerous species of birds as well as rabbits, elk, deer, beaver, and chipmunks rely on the needles as a staple of their diet. The Fir Trees wood features strength for long beams, stiffness and durability although it is a soft wood.

You will also find a lot of wonderful information on douglas fir trees, including information about the douglas fir tree species, planting information, and much more.

Mature or "old-growth" Douglas-fir forest is the primary habitat of the red tree vole (Arborimus longicaudus) and the spotted owl (Strix occidentalis). Home range requirements for breeding pairs of spotted owls are at least ha (4 square kilometres, acres) of old universityofthephoenix.com: Pinaceae.

Douglas-fir comprises about 50 percent of the standing timber in the western forests. It produces more timber than any other American species.

Trees in virgin forests average to feet in height and 4 to 6 feet in diameter. Under favorable conditions, trees 10 years of age may be 12 to 15 feet in height and 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Seeds of the Douglas Fir are relatively easy to germinate and grow.

The dormancy within the seed is short and easily broken. This is achieved by a short period of cold stratification in the fridge. You can do this by first soaking the seeds in water for 24 hours. Fully drain away all of the water and place the seeds in a zip-lock freezer bag.

Moderate to fast growth rates, may reach over 4’ in diameter and ’ tall at maturity. Though abundant in upland areas, Douglas-fir is uncommon in lowland riparian areas of the interior Rogue Valley.

It is generally a poor candidate for planting in these areas because it. Most old growth Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) range in height from to feet, and have a diameter of 5 to 8 feet. The oldest known Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) can be found on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and is estimated to be between to years old (Earle ).

Second-Growth Douglas-fir. Photo by author. Douglas fir trees (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are also known as red firs, Oregon pines and Douglas universityofthephoenix.comr, according to Douglas fir information, these evergreens are not pinesnor sprucenor true firseither. But they are tall, beautiful conifers native to the Pacific universityofthephoenix.com: Teo Spengler.

A section of the top of the tree has also snapped off which means this tree was once even taller. Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is one of the most commercially important tree species in the world due to its fast growth rates, widespread range and superb wood qualities.

Douglas-fir is the largest and tallest member of the pine family. Besides Douglas fir, other possible names include Doug-fir, false spruce, red fir, Oregon pine, Douglas pine, yellow fir, and Douglas spruce.

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii is the coast Douglas fir. Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca may be called either the interior Douglas fir or the Rocky Mountain Douglas fir.

Douglas-fir growth among young trees varies greatly because the seed from a given tree carries the genes from two parents and these parents in turn carry a variety of genes from many generations of parents that have gone before them.

However, it is a safe as-sumption that seeds from a fine parent tree, pollinated by an equally fine specimen are.

Apr 15,  · Now-a-days the Douglas-fir is known for its use as Christmas trees. The timber from Douglas-firs is used to make furniture, poles, fences, flooring, and many other things.

Propagation Methods: The Douglas-fir is classified as a conifer. This means that they are seed producing trees that produce their seed inside of cones and not flowers. a range of vegetation-free zones around Douglas-fir seed- lings such that the effects on their growth potential could be ascertained.

The objectives of this study were to determine seedling growth response to different areas of spot vegetation control and to determine the relative influence of early woody and. precious seeds from which the tree could be propagated.

Menziesii is from another Scotsman, Archibald Menzies. He had sent back dried specimens of this fir some years before Douglas had sent the cones. "Pseudotsuga" means "false Hemlock" --"Tsuga" is the Japanese name for Hemlock Douglas Fir was formerly known as "Douglas.Most of the old-growth stands in the Douglas-fir region Rave developed over years since their origin.

The most common age classes are probably between and years in the Cascade Range. Stands with Douglas-fir trees over l years old are occasionally encountered, however (Hemstrom and Franklin ).

Senescence may.Sep 30,  · A Douglas fir tree is a large coniferous evergreen tree native to North America, Mexico, and eastern Asia. There are five known species of the tree, all in the family Pinaceae.

It can be found in high elevations, between 6, and 10, feet (1, and 3, meters) above sea level, and thrives in cool, moist, mountainous areas.