Old-Growth Douglas-Fir in Western Washington

  • L. B. Brubaker
  • S. Vega-Gonzalez
  • E. D. Ford
  • C. A. Ribic
  • C. J. Earle
  • G. Segura
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 97)


Dense conifer forests dominated by Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirb.] Franco) cover lowlands and mid-elevations of the western Pacific Northwest. Old-growth stands in these forests are renowned for their massive trees and complex vertical structure (Waring and Franklin 1979, Franklin 1988). The Pacific Northwest is a leading timber producing region within the western conifer forest type (Ulrich 1984), and the economic importance of these forests is projected to continue in the future (Kulp 1986).


Tree Growth Ring Width Western Hemlock Stand Average Individual Tree Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. Brubaker
  • S. Vega-Gonzalez
  • E. D. Ford
  • C. A. Ribic
  • C. J. Earle
  • G. Segura

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