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Douglas Fir Forestry Plugs

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Evergreen plug

Zones:  4-6

Soil Type:  Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height & Width:  60-80' Height and 12-20' Spread

Growth Rate:  Moderate - 12-24" per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average

Douglas Fir Bare Root Trees Also Available - CLICK HERE

Plant Characteristics

Douglas Fir Forestry Plugs

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Sold only by the full box of trees

Now you have access to the same trees planted by the giant timber companies, tree farms and many forestry agencies! The roots of our P1 size trees are surrounded by a plug of soil which is 3.3 cubic inches while our P2 trees have a plug of soil 4.9 cubic inches in volume. Our P3 Super Plug trees boast a soil plug volume of a whopping 15.3 cubic inches, over 3X the size of its P2 counterpart! The biomass of the trees also increases substantially with each plug size increment. This includes the soil plug size, root system and stem diameter.

Specs for the soil plug surrounding the roots:

P1 size | 1.1” Diameter | 3.74” Depth | 3.7 cubic inch soil plug

P2 size | 1.24” Diameter | 4.33” Depth | 4.9 cubic inch soil plug

P3 size Super Plug | 2” Diameter | 5.96” Depth | 15.3 cubic inch soil plug

The Douglas Fir tree starts out dense as it is young. As the tree reaches for the sky, the lower branches may self prune in less than ideal growing conditions. The Douglas Fir is very shade intolerant.

Fun Fact:  In Boston, the USS Constitution sails proudly under the power of three Douglas Fir masts.

Common uses for Douglas Fir include:

  • Evergreen
  • Commonly used as a Christmas tree when young
  • Used in building anything from airplanes to furniture

Like most other conifers, the Douglas Fir can provide nesting habitat and cover for many types of birds and small mammals.  Antelope, deer, elk, mountain goats, and mountain sheep eat the twigs and foliage in the winter or early spring when their other food supplies are covered in snow or have not yet emerged. The seeds of Douglas Firs are used by blue grouse, songbirds, squirrels, rabbits, and other small animals. Bears often scrape off the bark on young trees to eat the sap layer beneath the surface.  On large Douglas Fir trees, it is common to see an eagle or hawk perched on top seeking out its next meal.  

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