Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cathedral Grove

On our drive back from Tofino to Nanaimo we pass through the MacMillan Provincial Parks and amongst the park is an area known as Cathedral Grove where huge towering Douglas Firs, Western Hemlock, Grand fir and Western Red Cedar trees are. This area was struck by a huge storm in 1997 and many of the toppled trees are still laying around but the natural forest has continued to grow and all around you is the sight of nature regenerating itself. Here are some photos from Cathedral Grove. There is one tree in particular that is supposed to be the largest tree and measures more than 9 meters in circumference. It's the first picture in this series and to see it in person is amazing. It's HUGE!

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