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Douglas Fir tree also called Pseudotsuga menziesii are native to Western North America. In the 18th century Douglas fir wood started to become highly valued, when the first Europeans started exporting the wood, the wood was dense, hard, stiff, and durable wood. First Nation used the Douglas fir’s wood and bough to create fuel for pit cooking, they also used to create fishing hooks and handles. The boughs of a Douglas fir tree were also used for covering the floors of lodges.