I doubt there is any single reason, but a multitude of environmental factors.
I tried to google and wiki answers but didn't find enough to answer my question.
Logging is going on in the North East, and is very profitable, with hardwoods and softwoods, but it really isn't worthy of the history channel, lol.
IDK, I guess to narrow down the question; Douglas Fir grows well, right here in western NY, but it doesn't grow 200+ feet, even if it's an old tree. Why?