Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

The Douglas-fir is coniferous tree, often more than 60 meters high, having reddish-brown bark, flattened needles, and narrow, light-brown cones, and yielding a strong, durable lumber. Douglas fir is one of the world’s best known timber trees and can command premium sawlog prices. In New Zealand it is grown as an alternative to Radiata pine on higher altitude and snow prone sites. An excellent tree for timber and shelter. Prefers inland southerly aspects.

Available as bareroot seedlings


Bareroot tree stocks are produced by sowing seed or setting cuttings into formed beds in a nursery. Depending on tree species and nursery geographic location, bareroot seedlings and cuttings take between one and two years to reach maturity before being ready for harvest and forest planting.


ArborGen also offers other species for plantation forestry, shelter and riparian planting including:


    • Alnus
    • Cedrus
    • Cupressus lusitanica, C.macrocarpa
    • Sequoioa semperivirens (Redwood)
    • Populus
    • NZ natives, tussocks, grasses