This is one of our most important timber trees, although they do not
grow nearly as tall here as they do in the Pacific northwest.
Douglas fir needles are flat and blunt-tipped, much like the needles
of a true fir tree. The cones have 3-pointed bracts protruding
from each scale. The cones can usually be found lying around on
the ground under the trees, whereas the cones of a true fir remain
on the tree until they disintegrate.
Road from Highway 72
to Cathedral Valley
Sevier County, Utah