PNW Giant

This photo shows Amoeba with a cross section of a Pacific Northwest Douglas Fir tree.  These trees can live for a thousand years, primarily because they have a very thick bark that allows them to survive many pestilence attacks and moderate fires.

Technically, the Douglas Fir isn’t a true fir tree, as evidenced by a close look at the “needles” and the cones. I considered using “fake fur” as today’s Punny Monday answer, but I figured you’d all be even less likely to guess that.

Douglas Fir trees are the most commonly marketed Christmas trees in the United States.  They are usually trimmed to a perfect cone shape when young, and then they continue to grow that way.  The Noble Fir and Grand Fir are also sold as Christmas trees.

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    • Gigi — Amoeba has his beard back now, but he was without it for 3 months because he had a mole removed from his lip that proved to be cancerous and had to have more removed. This photo shows him after the first procedure healed and just before the second one. All is well now.

    • The Noble Fir is a high altitude tree, Jim. We live at sea level. To tell you the truth, today is the first time I’ve ever heard of it, even though my daddy was a logger and I thought I knew trees.

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  2. That’s some huge tree! As far as Christmas Trees … I’m really partial to the Noble Fir….. AND it’s way to early to be thinking about Christmas again….

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