Douglas Fir: The branches are
spreading to drooping, the buds sharply pointed and the bark is
very thick, fluted, ridged, rough and dark brown. The needles
are dark green or blue green, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, soft to
the touch and radiate out in all directions from the branch.
They have a sweet fragrance when crushed.
Trivia: The Douglas-fir has been
the major Christmas tree species used in the Pacific Northwest
since the 1920's. Nationally, it remains one of the most popular
Christmas trees species. It is shipped to the majority of the
states and is also exported to the Hawaiian Islands, Guam and
some Asian markets.