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Douglas fir : the story of the West's most remarkable tree / Stephen F. Arno and Carl E. Fiedler.

Arno, Stephen F., (author.). Fiedler, Carl E., (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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people may think they know everything about the ubiquitous Douglas-fir, a tall, familiar tree that grows from central British Columbia to southern Mexico, and from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains--and yet, its botanical identity remained in dispute as recently as 1950. From its complex relationship with fire to its worldwide value as timber, Douglas-fir has a rich history. This forest titan sparked the West's early economic growth and has filled more niches in our everyday lives than any other North American tree--from firewood to flagpoles, snowshoes to sailing spars, liquor to lumber. Its incredible hardiness allows Douglas-fir to occupy more habitats than any other species. Coastal giants can reach 10 feet in diameter and stand 300 feet tall, while the inland variety is sometimes reduced to wind-sculpted dwarfs clinging to high mountain slopes. In DOUGLAS FIR, forestry experts Stephen Arno and Carl Fiedler cast the spotlight on this enigmatic and enduring symbol of the west. -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 634.9754 ARN 2020 (Text) 33892100711309 Adult New Books Book None 11/14/2020 Checked out 12/26/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781680511994
  • ISBN: 1680511998
  • Physical Description: 190 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Mountaineers Books, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index.
Summary, etc.:
people may think they know everything about the ubiquitous Douglas-fir, a tall, familiar tree that grows from central British Columbia to southern Mexico, and from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains--and yet, its botanical identity remained in dispute as recently as 1950. From its complex relationship with fire to its worldwide value as timber, Douglas-fir has a rich history. This forest titan sparked the West's early economic growth and has filled more niches in our everyday lives than any other North American tree--from firewood to flagpoles, snowshoes to sailing spars, liquor to lumber. Its incredible hardiness allows Douglas-fir to occupy more habitats than any other species. Coastal giants can reach 10 feet in diameter and stand 300 feet tall, while the inland variety is sometimes reduced to wind-sculpted dwarfs clinging to high mountain slopes. In DOUGLAS FIR, forestry experts Stephen Arno and Carl Fiedler cast the spotlight on this enigmatic and enduring symbol of the west. -- from back cover.
Subject: Douglas fir > West (U.S.).
West (U.S.).

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