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Douglas Fir, A-B Tech, Asheville, NC

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:02 pm
by bbeduhn
This majestic Pseudotsuga menziesii stanfs atop a bluff, next to an historic home, now part of a community college, overlooking the Biltmore Estate and Pisgah National Forest. It rises over 82 feet, not quite rivaling its native habitat brethren of the Pacific Northwest.
Douglas fir 82.4'
Douglas fir 82.4'

Re: Douglas Fir, A-B Tech, Asheville, NC

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:22 pm
by George Fieo
Brian,

Very nice specimen. I have seen taller here. Seems to have some girth to it. 90% of the western evergreen species I see here in the northeast max out around 6-7’ in CBH, excluding arboretums. What’s the girth on that beast??? They never seem to do well unless planted in forest situations.

George

Re: Douglas Fir, A-B Tech, Asheville, NC

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:28 pm
by bbeduhn
George,
I haven’t been back to get a girth. It’s likely in the ballpark of 7’ cbh. We have a giant sequoia east of Asheville, that has some girth, likely 8 1/2’. The western species that rocks is Calocedrus decurrans. They get quite large here.
Brian