This highly prized timber is perhaps the best known of Canadian species. In Britain it is often known as British Columbian Pine.
In the early pioneering days of sawmilling in British Columbia, Douglas Fir was the only tree thought worth harvesting and other tree species were ignored! (Of course forestry practice today is quite different and the greatest attention is paid to achieve sustainable harvesting and maintaining bio-diversity).
The European popularity of Douglas Fir remains undiminished and it is renowned for its beauty, strength and stability.
The Douglas Fir is a beautiful wood species with exceptional strength, a warm colour, and can display a straight and fine grain creating an elegant and distinguished look. This timber is of exceptional quality and texture – the closely grown annual rings give it a mellow appearance of outstanding lustre and beauty. There is a distinct colour difference between the heartwood and sapwood – a feature often valued by architects.
As with other Canadian timbers, environmental concerns are paramount when any harvesting of Douglas Fir is undertaken. All forestry practice within British Columbia is highly regulated and Douglas Fir marketed by Falcon Timber is guaranteed to meet all known Canadian government requirements. In addition all the Douglas Fir we sell carries independent third-party environmental certification – meeting the stringent requirements of PEFC Annex. 4.
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