Friday, January 6, 2012
Douglas Fir! So this is what it looks like! In the book, "The Wild Trees" by Richard Preston, he talks about the Douglas Fir, and how many people thought the tallest tree in the world could have been a Douglas Fir at one point, not a Redwood. These trees can also grow to massive heights, over 350 feet tall. All of a sudden, it was as if my eyes were suddenly opened. I could see Douglas Firs growing in many places, alongside the Redwoods. I remember seeing these trees before, thinking that the bark looked different from a redwood, but the branches looked pretty much the same from the ground. They also were soaring towards the sky. I just assumed they were also redwoods that grew differently for whatever reason.