red fir

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red fir:

see pinepine,
common name for members of the Pinaceae, a family of resinous woody trees with needlelike, usually evergreen leaves. The Pinaceae reproduce by means of cones (see cone) rather than flowers and many have winged seeds, suitable for wind distribution.
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Douglas fir, Oregon pine, red fir, yellow fir

A strong, medium-density, medium- to coarse-textured softwood; widely used for plywood and as lumber and timber in construction work.
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These regressions had [r.sup.2] of 0.72, 0.64 and 0.78 for Pinus contorta, Abies magnifica and Pinus monticola, respectively.
For Abies magnifica there were more individuals in the [greater than]20-y old to [leq]40-y old categories than in the younger age categories.
5) ranged from [greater than]170 for Pinus contorta on H4 to [less than]50 for Abies magnifica on H3 and H4.
Parker's (1991) studies indicate that Pinus contorta dominates on areas with slopes [less than]4[degrees] between 1900-m and 2300-m, whereas mixtures of Abies magnifica and P.
Although the species composition of the debris flow is typical for these elevations and terralns, the forest basal areas are smaller than the 50 to 60-[m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1] reported for Pinus contorta forests (Barbour, 1988; Parker, 1991) and the 70-[m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1] reported for Abies magnifica forests (Parker, 1991) on similar elevations and terrains.
Even the moderate shade provided by sparse herbaceous vegetation may have reduced the stressful effects of irradiance and soil temperature on Abies magnifica seedlings (Ustin et al., 1984; Selter et al., 1986).
Heights (m) for tree species on the debris flow Percent Species n Mean SD Minimum Median Maximum [greater than]5-m tall Pinus contorta 1674 1.4 1.8 0.03 0.8 13.2 5.8 Abies magnifica 351 1.8 1.8 0.04 1.2 14.7 7.1 Pinus monticola 280 2.5 2.8 0.02 1.7 15.1 15.7 Abies concolor 57 1.6 1.9 0.20 1.1 11.3 7.0 Tsuga mertensiana 47 1.1 2.3 0.10 1.2 5.7 2.1 Pinus jeffreyi 46 3.2 3.4 0.40 2.0 14.9 21.7 Means [pm] SD basal area ([m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1]) for the major species and the total for all species combined on transects H1 through H4.