Douglas Fir, A-B Tech, Asheville, NC

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Douglas Fir, A-B Tech, Asheville, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:02 pm

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'

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

Post by George Fieo » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:22 pm

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

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

Post by bbeduhn » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:28 pm

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

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