Thursday, December 18, 2014

Canada - British Columbia, Cathedral Grove, Giant Trees

Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

Photo Eric J. Cooke

Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Park on Hwy. No. 4 between Parksville and the Albernis is a living monument of giant Douglas Fir Trees and other native species.

The largest are 800 years old, but most sprouted when a fire opened the forest about 300 years ago.

Vancouver, Island, British Columbia

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To give it a little perspective:  The oldest trees sprouted when Genghis Khan was alive - or about  300 years before Columbus found America!

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