About the Douglas Fir
A very common NW conifer, the Douglas Fir graces many a neighborhood already. The average height of an old growth tree is between 75-125 ft., but it has historically reached heights over 300 ft. It can be used as a specimen tree or sheared to make a large hedge. It is a popular Christmas tree species. It prefers well drained soils. Not good for interplanting in established areas since it needs full sun when young to thrive. Better to use the Western Red Cedar or Western Hemlock for adding conifers to an existing wooded area.