Douglas-Fir Species Profile

Douglas-fir is one of the best known wood species in the world. In British Columbia there are two varieties of Douglas-fir, Coastal and Interior. The Coastal variety occurs along the southern mainland Coast and across Vancouver Island, except for the very northern tip. The Interior variety is found throughout southern British Columbia, and as far north as the centre of the province. Douglas-fir is a large tree reaching heights of 85 metres on the Coast, and 42 metres in the Interior. Douglas-fir makes up 8.8% of the provincial growing stock.