Oregon's state tree is the Douglas-fir. Even though there are about
30 species of conifers and 37 species of broad-leaved trees found in Oregon,
west of the Cascades about 8 out of 10 trees in the woods are Douglas-firs!
Speaking of large trees... as in REALLY HUGE TREES... Oregon's largest
tree is a Douglas-fir found in Coos County. It is 329 feet tall about
the size of a 28- story building (but not quite as big as the Empire State
For little trees to grow into big ones, it sometimes help to protect
seedlings from animal damage. Do you know that Big Game Repellent, or
BGR, is a deer and elk repellent that can be used in Oregon? The active
ingredient in BGR is putrified liquid egg!