A true all-rounder.
The Douglas Fir was introduced from Canada at the beginning of the 19th century and has been cultivated in middle Europe and Germany ever since. Characteristic is the distinctive structural form and the red-brown colouring of the wood – not disimilar to the Larch. With a trunk diameter of up to 1.5m and full-grown length of 25m in Europe, the Douglas Fir possesses an enormously high strength and at the same time an especially high elasticity. Demand for this multi-talented timber from the Douglas Fir tree has been continually increasing over the past decades.
Douglas Fir timber has its greatest strengths in the building sector: high strength and resistance to weathering ensure a whole range of deployments, especially in outdoor areas, such as construction timber to quote one example. Even in indoor areas, the visually appealing Douglas Fir ﬁnds a wide variety of applications. Compared to Spruce the Douglas Fir is to a large extent superior with its technical characteristics, because the wood possesses a higher resistance to fungi and insects, as well as a higher resistance to tension, pressure and bending.