|Grid reference||ST 17996 78684|
|Common name||Big-cone Douglas fir|
|Height||15M August 2021|
This tree is at a path junction approximately 100 metres south of the Bishop's tomb. There is an iron cross, labelled "920", immediately to the east of it.
In August 2021, three new cones measured 10.5cm, 10cm and 5cm and a single old, open, brown cone was 9.5cm long and 4cm in diameter. The needles are slightly pointed but not stiff or sharp. They are 25 to 35mm long; are arranged around the shoot but less dense underneath; and have two white bands on the underside. The individual needles are flat and do not roll between the fingers.
General tree description
Pseudotsuga macrocarpa is a medium to large tree, up to around 24 metres tall, with a broadly conical shape and thick, corky bark. Its leaves (needles) are blue or grey-green and arranged in two ranks along the branchlets. They are usually between 3 and 5cm long, curving inwards and pointed. The (large) cones are up to 18cm long but are rarely produced in Britain.