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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 1:54 pm 
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This really ought to be a poll, but there are just too many options.

To keep this interesting, please make sure your answer (1) grows in the wild here in WA, and (2) isn't a larch.  We're coming into larch season, and people get really excited about them.  I sure do.

You're allowed to list more than one.
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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 2:29 pm 
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I am partial to Populus tremuloides ( quaking aspen),   Pinus ponderosa,  Abies lasiocarpa (subalpine fir), and Pseudotsuga menziesii ( Douglas fir).
The last favorite is vanity in action, being due to my forester father and my mother naming their sons for David Douglas, the famous Scottish botanist. He was David, I am Doug, or Douglas to Mom when I was being bad.

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 2:37 pm 
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Pacific Yew, Sitka Spruce, Mountain Hemlock, Western Red Cedar. cool.gif

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 2:45 pm 
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Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar.
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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 3:20 pm 
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Pacific Madonna
subalpine fir (love the smell of the tree)
Quaking Aspen (there is a grove of bonsai quaking aspens on Elk Mountain in the Olympic Mountains)
Grand Fir

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 4:03 pm 
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Western Red cedar, Sitka spruce - especially when large.  Subalpine for.
And any tree that’s old.

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 4:11 pm 
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Sitka Spruce
Western Hemlock
Western Red Cedar
Pacific Madrone
Douglas Fir

(not necessarily in that order)

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 4:13 pm 
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Alaska yellow-cedar, sitka spruce, mountain hemlock, pacific yew, snags and downed trees;  all blow my skirt up. I love all though!

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 4:23 pm 
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Love all our native trees. But I'm really attracted to Japanese maples.

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 4:23 pm 
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Oh yea, i forgot Alaska yellow cedar and Pacific yew.

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 4:39 pm 
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Ponderosa!  Black bark, then red.  Directional color variations.  Jigsaw puzzles.  Pinched off tops.  Oodles of crunchy cones.  Mmmm.
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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 5:21 pm 
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Silver Fir has the coolest cones.

I love Douglas Fir because it is the tree I find most representative of Washington.  It also comes with its own squirrel!
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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 5:36 pm 
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With respect to Monty Python:  The Larch!
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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Slide Alder.  My favorite.
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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 6:21 pm 
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I love Sitka spruce, willows of all varieties, cottonwoods, big leaf maples, vine maples, and Western red cedar. Doug firs are great too!

I almost forgot madrona and ponderosa pines!

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