American Smoke Tree For Sale
Introducing the magnificent American Smoke Tree for sale – a captivating botanical wonder that will truly elevate the beauty of your outdoor space. This unique and ornamental tree is known for its stunning smoke-like clouds of delicate flowers and rich foliage, making it a mesmerizing addition to any garden, park, or landscape.
The American Smoke Tree (Cotinus obovatus) boasts several remarkable features that set it apart from other species. Its most distinctive attribute is the ethereal appearance of feathery flower clusters resembling puffs of smoke, delicately embracing the branches. These vibrant flowers transform from light pink or lavender to a breathtaking blend of vibrant red, orange, and purple as the season progresses. This captivating display will undoubtedly arouse admiration and fascination from all who behold it.
This medium-sized deciduous tree, with an average height ranging from 10 to 15 feet, offers a plethora of benefits beyond its visual appeal. The American Smoke Tree is quite hardy and requires minimal maintenance, making it an ideal choice for even novice landscapers. It thrives in a variety of soil conditions, including loamy
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Westerners familiar with their forests may think they know the Douglas fir–but how well do they? Douglas firs are found in the continental northwest from British Columbia to as far south as Oaxaca, Mexico. They flourish in the Cascades, Rocky Mountains, Sierra, and other mountain ranges, as well as in desert valleys.
Incredibly hardy, this tree adopts various strategies to occupy more kinds of habitats than any other native tree, even becoming an uncontrollable invader in some regions, crowding out ponderosa pines, western larch, aspen groves, and mountain grasslands. Yet the utility of this noble species is immense. Douglas firs yield more high-quality construction lumber than any other tree in the world.
Most intriguing of all, perhaps, is that the story of the Douglas fir has gone untold. Douglas Fir fills this literary gap and presents an engaging profile of the Douglas fir and its relationship to people, commerce, culture, and wilderness.
From the Publisher
“Arno and Fiedler have crafted an insightful and engaging paean to the Pacific Northwest’s most important tree. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand not only the ecological story of Douglas-fir but also how these majestic trees shaped the economic story of Puget Sound and the entire region.”
—David B. Williams, author, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography
Photos from Chapter 4: The Tree That Built an Empire
Sample Chapters & Excerpts
Chapter 2: Coastal Giants
After his introduction to the Northwest’s coastal forests in 1891, pioneering American forester Gifford Pinchot exclaimed, “How utterly dwarfed and insignificant the hardwoods of the East did seem after I had soaked myself in the immeasurable evergreen forests of the West!” Pinchot later became the first chief of the US Forest Service.
Chapter 4: The Tree That Built an Empire
When David Douglas traveled to the Pacific Northwest in the 1820s, he described coastal Douglas-fir as “one of the most striking and truly graceful objects in nature,” and added what turned out to be a classic understatement: “The wood may be found very useful for a variety of domestic purposes.”
Chapter 5: Douglas-Fir Use Through the Ages
North American Indian tribes have lived in relationship with Douglas-fir since the earliest of times, based on both folklore and archaeological evidence. The Tewa people of New Mexico, for example, claim that humankind first came to Earth by climbing up a tall Douglas-fir tree from under a lake. Another legend recounts that Southwest Indians planted a Douglas-fir tree to ascend to Earth through an opening in the roof of the underworld, but it didn’t grow tall enough, so they planted a sturdy reed to climb instead.
Chapter 6: Different Forests, Different Fires
When a pall of wildfire smoke descended on western Oregon, western Washington, and southwestern British Columbia in the summer of 2017, many residents probably felt that the stifling black fog was a rare aberration, but instead it was a window to the past and to a rapidly emerging future in the domain of coastal Douglas-fir.
Sample from Visitor’s Guide to Notable Douglas-Firs Section
Washington’s Coastal Douglas-Fir
Grove of the Patriarchs
A visit to the most famous giant coastal Douglas-firs on Mount Rainier is especially memorable because of its unique access. The trail to the Grove of the Patriarchs features ancient Douglas-firs, western redcedars, and hemlocks growing on an island in the glacier-fed Ohanapecosh River, accessed by a swaying suspension bridge. The trailhead to the island grove is located along the Stevens Canyon Road about a quarter mile past the park’s entrance station on Washington State Route 123, 14 miles east of Packwood. When the road crosses the bridge over the Ohanapecosh River, the trailhead parking area appears on the right. The suspension bridge lies about a half mile up the trail and should be crossed by only one person at a time.
Publisher : Mountaineers Books (October 1, 2020)
Language : English
Hardcover : 192 pages
ISBN-10 : 1680511998
ISBN-13 : 978-1680511994
Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
Dimensions : 6.6 x 0.8 x 8.6 inches