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Cones on Douglas-firs this year!

Douglas-fir cones are re-appearing again after a year of no cones.

Why do cones tend to grow near the tops of conifer trees?

As a rule-of-thumb, most seed cones (female cones) tend to grow in the upper portions of trees. Why is this?

What are female cones and male cones?

What are seed cones? What are pollen cones? Are they different? Learn about cones here.