Story: Trees in the rural landscape

Douglas firs in the high country

Douglas firs in the high country

Douglas fir is the preferred timber tree in districts that are too cold for growing radiata pine. It has been grown on high country farms since 1859. Its timber is suitable for structural and framing purposes. These four-year-old Douglas fir trees are shown during a field day at Glen Lyon station, Lake Ōhau, in the Mackenzie Country.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Trees in the rural landscape - Macrocarpa and other conifers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19700/douglas-firs-in-the-high-country (accessed 21 March 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008