Common Name: Douglas-fir, Doug-fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii is one of the iconic trees of our BC coastal forests. It is named after the Scottish naturalists David Douglas and Archibald Menzies (pronounced MING iss). It is not a true fir! This is why the common name often has a hyphen, to distinguish it from real firs. More information.
Photo of Doug-firs on Great Lawn with stump from lightning-struck tree by Samantha Sivertz.