* In 2017, areas of high mortality, no clear difference in tree size between live and dead white fir and incense cedar; dead red fir
(Abies magnifica) trees smaller than living red fir
; dead ponderosa pine trees larger than living ones.
To provide basic information on populations of small mammals inhabiting additional major types of forest, we established three grids in each of three other types (red fir
, mixed-fir, and pinecedar) to mimic the experimental structure within white fir forest.
Perched above an oxbow on the Icicle River, this red fir
retreat built in 1979 faces jagged mountains and an island wildlife sanctuary populated each May and October by migratory wildfowl.
To keep things interesting, Douglas-fir has been marketed variously as Oregon pine, bigcone spruce, blue spruce, yellow fir, and red fir
. Go figure.
The High Sierra begins along the fuzzy line where the red fir
and lodgepole begin to fade.
Never mind that he sold his boat to make additional room for tamarack and red fir
in the carport, or that his backyard became a maze of stacked wood and blue tarps.
Widening again to a road, it traverses open flats, then enters a shady red fir
Pine engraver beetle (Ips) All pines Mountain pine beetle Ponderosa, sugar, lodgepole and western white pine Jeffrey pine beetle Jeffrey pine Douglas-fir beetle Douglas-fir Fir engraver (Scolytus) White, lowland white (grand fir), and California red fir
Nordic skiers have a choice of striding in machine-set tracks, skating on groomed trails, or meandering through untracked meadows ringed by majestic Shasta red fir
. For those who prefer their winter recreation closer to the ground, open slopes invite sledding and tobogganing.
The trail winds through forests of lodgepole pine, jeffrey pine, and red fir
, and crosses meadows colored by wildflowers in early summer and fringed with the bright gold of quaking aspens in fall.
Hours of backbreaking work with ax and saw are about to pay off, as the Shasta red fir
starts to crack and list.
A giant at my side soared in majestic half-moon light, while slender piercing red firs
arranged like spokes on a wheel, all pointing to an open circle of night sky dazzled with stars.