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.
- Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Thick bark enables it to survive moderate fire.
- Mature Height:
- Shade Preference:
- Soil Tolerance:
- Grows on all but wettest soils
- Special Uses:
- Grown for timber production; deer resistant
- Arboretum Locations:
- Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Corvallis Waldorf School Native Arboretum
- Year(s) Planted:
- 2011, 1996