Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

Proven Reliablity

Bell Lumber & Pole ensures product availability and on-time delivery.

Our sustainable forest resources, state-of-the-art treating facility and high volume production capabilities ensure on-time delivery of orders to customer standards and specifications.

With on-site inventory of various lengths and sizes, quick service can be provided in emergency situations.

Access to self-unloading trucks allows for delivery to distribution yards or job sites at a cost savings to our customers.

Douglas Fir has a long history of safe and dependable use as utility poles. Approved by ANSI, CSA and REA for use as poles, it is the species of choice for many investor owned utilities and RECs throughout North America.

Suggested Links

The Benefits:

Careful Wood Selection
Bell Lumber & Pole's selection process ensures that only trees meeting national standards are harvested for poles.  After peeling and drying, an inspector classifies poles by length and circumference and verifies that the quality meets the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) specifications for knots, straightness, spiral grain and other properties.

State-of-the-Art Wood Preservation
Bell Lumber & Pole uses a pressure treating system for Douglas Fir poles, which uses pentachlorophenol, a naturally biodegradable oil-based preservative that repels water, improves dimensional stability and reduces checking and splitting.  Douglas Fir penta poles are clean-surfaced, and not subject to fastener corrosion.  Our process plant uses a closed-loop containment facility, ensuring an environment-friendly operation, recognized by the EPA as a model facility.

Certified Quality Control
In addition to Bell Lumber & Pole's stringent quality control process throughout the pole manufacturing process, our plant is certified by the Wood Quality Control (WQC) inspection program.  Utilities may also elect to use an independent inspection agency of their choice.


Transmission Poles
 • Have line capacities of 33kV or higher
 • Lengths range from 60 to 125 feet
 • Class 1, 2, 3 or H series poles

Distribution Poles
 • Are single pole structures
 • Lengths range from 25 to 55 feet
 • Class 1 through 7 poles are generally used