Pseudotsuga menziesii subsp. menziesii
  • Hul’qumi’num Name:  ts’sey’
  • Description: Coniferous tree with thick ridged bark. Needles are flat and spirally arranged. Cones have papery scales with 3-forked bracts extending from each scale.
  • Habitat: This is the dominant tree in our coastal forests. It grows on all but the wettest soils.
  • Harvest: Green tips from March-June
  • Edibility: Young fir tips are high in vitamin C and can be collected in spring and eaten raw or dried for tea.
  • Fun Fact: The tallest Douglas-firs today are around 90m tall. It is believed that historically they would reach 120m and live up to 1300 years.

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