Wyre Forest Study Group


January, 2019

Douglas-fir cones (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

The cones of Douglas-fir trees have distinctive three-pointed bracts which can easily be seen protruding above the scales. The tree was named after David Douglas the Scottish botanist who first recognised the importance of this species as a softwood timber tree. They were imported into Britain from the western side of North America in 1827 and were first planted in the Wyre Forest in 1926. 

Douglas-fir cones - © Rosemary Winnall

Brand Wood, Wyre, 1 January 2019

Photo by Rosemary Winnall