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Douglas Fir 75 Years Old
Douglas fir
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Black-and-white print (photograph)
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Another photograph of a stand of douglas fir trees. There are detailed notes on the back, which repeat and expand the caption on the front of the photograph. C2850 and C2852 Pierce Co., Washington. Sec. 4, T 18N, R 1E, near Fort Lewis. Douglas Fir 75 years old -- as shown by annual rings on stumps cut for road widening -- 12 to 30 inches in diameter, and about 175 feet high. (C2850 is an upright view, and C2852 a broad view made a little closer to the trees. It will be noticed that the larger trees are in the most open places. I call this The Timber of the Future because as near as we can figure it is about the size the young growth will be about the time the Old Growth is becoming scarce.) The location was not the most favorable, so much timber of the same age may be larger.)"
Washington (State)
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Manuscript Collections