This page contains specific information about coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) '4972', which can be found along the San Juan River in Port Renfrew (municipality of Port Renfrew).This tree is called "Red Creek Tree". It is the largest Douglas-fir and the largest tree in the pine family (Pinaceae) by volume (349 m3). Measurements from Van Pelt (2001): Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast.
Each measurement can be done with varying accuracy.This tree was planted around the year 1000 ± 300, which makes it around 1013 ± 300 years old (KoutaR, Nov 1, 2011).
The girth of the tree is 13.30 m measured at a height of 1.37 m (Dec 1998, "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast").
HeightThe height was measured more than once:
|0000-00-00||73.80 m||KoutaR||Laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)|
|1998-12-00||73.80 m||"Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"||Laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)|