Story: Exotic forestry

Douglas fir (2nd of 3)

Douglas fir

Douglas fir produces tough, durable timber, suitable for building. Compared with radiata pine, it is slow to become established and grows best in areas of high rainfall.

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New Zealand Douglas-Fir
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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Forestry in the 1800s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 October 2022)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008