WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Douglas-fir trees were named for Scottish botanist and explorer David Douglas (1799–1834), the first person to successfully grow the trees in England.
Many animals—including birds, rabbits, elk, deer, beaver, and chipmunks—eat Douglas-fir needles.
Native American tribes living in the Pacific Northwest used western redcedar buds to relieve toothache pain, and shredded bark to bind wounds.
Bitter cherry trees are ideal wetland buffers, helping to prevent stream erosion and enhance biodiversity.