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.
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"). Its height is exactly 73.80 m (Dec 1998, laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder), "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"). This tree was planted around the year 1000 ± 300, which makes it around 1013 ± 300 years old (KoutaR, Nov 1, 2011).
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