Softwood Species

  • Aerial view of B.C.coastline. Photo: BC Forest Practices Board
    Aerial view of B.C. coastline
    Photo: BC Forest Practices Board
    Douglas-fir. Photo: Kristin Charleton
    Douglas-fir trees
    Photo: Kristin Charleton

Few places on earth can match the diversity and richness of British Columbia’s (B.C.) forests. The province has more than 40 different species of native trees. Softwood or coniferous wood such as western hemlock, western red cedar and Douglas-fir come from the temperate rainforests along the Pacific Coast. Many pines and spruces come from the dry and cooler forests of the interior of B.C.

British Columbian manufacturers offer a wide variety of versatile, high-quality products, including pulp, paper, wood pellets, construction and appearance grade wood for structural and finishing building applications.