ECOSYSTEMS > INLAND OREGON > WOODLANDS
Dominated by the Douglas-fir, these drier forests can be found throughout western Oregon, particularly in the Coast Range Mountains.
The Pacific madrone tree is a common hardwood species found throughout western Oregon. As such, it is both economically and ecologically important to the state. The beautiful red wood of the madrone is often used for making fine furniture.
Because the tree is tolerant of a taller canopy above it, it frequently grows in close proximity to the Douglas-fir and other conifers.
Douglas-fir madrone woodlands provide both important habitat and a food supply to native wildlife. The madrone berries (shown above) are consumed by a variety of animals, including black bears, deer and birds. For some animals, these fruits are a significant part of their winter diet and they likely would not survive without them.