Douglas Fire in Co. Wicklow.

  • T. Clear
Keywords: Condition, Killaduff, planting, crop, extensive growth studies, thinning.


The "green" Douglas Fir(Pseudotsuga taxi folia) is a native of the Pacific coastal region of the United States and Canada. It grows best in the coastal region of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, where the climate, and more particularly the rainfall, is very similar to that of the Wicklow mountains. European foresters came early to the recognition of its possibilities as a timber tree. Its remarkable growth in its native habitat and the high quality of its timber won for it a high reputation even among the coniferous giants of the "fog belt". It was introduced to Europe in 1827 but was not planted to any extent before 1850...
How to Cite
Clear, T. (1951) “Douglas Fire in Co. Wicklow.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 13July2024).