Oregon’s state tree is a large evergreen coniferous tree that grows over 200′ tall with dark brown furrowed bark. It produces bright orange buds and iconic cones with papery three-forked bracts which extend beyond scales. Can live over 1000 years.
|Habitats||Oak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland|
|Habitat Notes||Thick bark enables it to survive moderate fire.|
|Years Planted at Arboretums||2011, 1996|
|Shade Preference||sun, part shade|
|Soil Tolerance||Grows on all but wettest soils|
|Special Uses||Grown for timber production; deer resistant|