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douglas spruce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n douglas spruce lofty douglas fir of northwestern North America having short needles and egg-shaped cones
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Douglas spruce (Bot) a valuable timber tree (Pseudotsuga Douglasii) of Northwestern America.
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Usage

In literature:

Growing with the Douglas we find the white spruce, or "Sitka pine," as it is sometimes called.
"Steep Trails" by John Muir
All was garmented by vegetation, from tiny maiden-hair and gold-back ferns to mighty redwood and Douglas spruces.
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
The species forming the bulk of the woods here is the Douglas spruce (Pseudotsuga douglasii), one of the greatest of the western giants.
"Travels in Alaska" by John Muir
Another great tree is the Douglas spruce, the king of spruce trees, growing in both Sierra Nevada and Coast ranges.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
In Colorado we find them as shrubs among the pines and Douglas spruces.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889" by Various
Mr. Kellogg: Have you tested the Douglas spruce?
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
I cultivated the Douglas fir, white, Norway, and Colorado blue varieties of spruce.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
Compared with the typical coast trees, such as Douglas fir, spruce and hemlock, the growth is slow and the yield small.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
The forests consist of a variety of trees, but only one kind, the Douglas spruce, is suitable for good lumber.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The Douglas Spruce has foliage somewhat resembling that of the Hemlock.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Douglas spruce covers many of the northerly slopes that lie between six thousand and nine thousand feet.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
In a transverse section of a conifer, for example Douglas spruce, Fig.
"Wood and Forest" by William Noyes
The principal woods are Douglas fir, cedar, spruce, tamarac, pine and hemlock.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
The valleys on the east bear Engelmann spruce, alpine fir, lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, and limber pine.
"Glacier National Park [Montana]" by United States Dept. of the Interior
Our tree giant is as often called the Douglas fir as Douglas spruce.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Less often these birds may be found in golden oaks and occasionally in Douglas spruces.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
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In news:

The foundation is offering a selection of 200 Sitka spruce, Western red cedar and Douglas firs .
THE PINES FARM White and Scotch pine, Norway spruce and Douglas fir, as well as pre-cut Fraser firs .
If you tucked presents under a faux Douglas Fir or hung ornaments on a reusable Norway Spruce, you've got more company than usual this year.
If you tucked presents under a faux Douglas Fir or hung ornaments on a reusable Norway Spruce, you’ve got more company than usual this year.
Holly Rebert examines a sample of her spruce tip beer in her Douglas apartment last week.
Though our Front Range squirrels do harvest pine cones, they more often frequent groves of Douglas-fir or Englemann spruce, possibly because larger Abert's squirrels chase them away from the ponderosa pines .
The annual Christmas gathering at the Historic Spruce Hill Church in rural Douglas County is set for Sunday, December 26 at 7 pm Read the article: An old-fashioned Christmas.
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