pollen cone

Which one is native to the Pacific Northwest?

Three of these might be found on your dinner table. The other is a native tree of the Pacific Northwest. Which are which?

New Douglas-fir cones?

Are you seeing new green cones on Douglas-firs this year? I’m not.

Cones on Douglas-firs this year!

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

Missing in action: green cones on Douglas-firs

Where are all the Douglas-fir green cones this year? Is this a sign of trouble?

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.