Latest news about Douglas-fir

650-year-old tree succumbs to drought

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — Yoda, a 7-foot-tall Douglas fir on the lava flows south of Grants, died this summer at the age of 650 or so. An icon for…

8 Sep 2014, 12:28 pm | click here to view more

New Mexico drought claims life of 600-year-old tree

Yoda is no more.

4 Sep 2014, 9:39 am | click here to view more

Death of Yoda the Old Tree Tells Tale of U.S. Drought

A Douglas fir in New Mexico that survived a megadrought in the 16th century couldn’t weather the current extreme climate in the parched Southwest.

4 Sep 2014, 9:37 pm | click here to view more

Whidbey Audubon Society hosts Douglas fir presentation Sept. 11

A Douglas squirrel in a Douglas fir tree. Trees are an essential habitat for many of Whidbey’s bird species and the Douglas fir is one of the most important components of the local forests.

4 Sep 2014, 1:59 pm | click here to view more

Reclaimed Timber Frame Home By New Energy Works Featured in Timber Home Living Magazine

As part of the ‘Welcome Home Series’ by Timber Home Living Magazine, the Olsen family’s design/build process with New Energy Works Timberframers is being featured throughout four issues. (PRWeb September 30, 2014) Read the full story at

30 Sep 2014, 5:15 am | click here to view more

A tree grows in Saanich

Pacific Forestry Centre grounds and greenhouse keeper Erich Moerman stands with a freshly planted 14-year-old Douglas fir, which he had been keeping at home since the tree was a sapling. Moerman was on hand to celebrate National Tree Day on Wednesday at the centre.

29 Sep 2014, 4:19 pm | click here to view more

Vancouver Island's provincial parks feature big waterfalls, even bigger trees

Elk Falls is on the Campbell River, second biggest drainage on Vancouver Island, so it can be a gusher during the right season. Besides the waterfall, the park is home to some of the best old-growth Douglas fir and Western red cedar trees on the island.

28 Sep 2014, 9:17 am | click here to view more

Yoda: not the oldest Douglas fir at the Malpais

My column this morning, an obituary of sorts for an old New Mexico Douglas fir named “Yoda”, was a chance... more »

2 Sep 2014, 2:20 pm | click here to view more

The bell tolls for a tough old tree

650-year-old Douglas fir at El Malpais National Monument found dead

2 Sep 2014, 1:06 am | click here to view more

Rocky Mountain forests are dying, report finds, blaming climate change

The main evergreen and aspen tree species making up Rocky Mountain forests are dwindling and likely will die out dramatically by 2060, according to a report by science advocacy groups.

10 Sep 2014, 12:37 pm | click here to view more