4/01/2009

Where Are The Big Trees?

Living on the west coast of Vancouver Island we are frequently asked about where to find the big trees this sodden land is famous for.

The short answer is, "Everywhere!" We may not have much on the south island for old growth forests (older than 250 years), but what most people would consider to be giant trees still exist all over. Many are older than 250 years.

The header photo is a nice example of one such behemoth. This Western Red Cedar is a short cycle away from home just off the Galloping Goose trail, at the side of the Sooke River.

This blog will highlight similar notable large woody entities. Posts will include photos, directions, and tree and forest related information. Visitors are encouraged to share information about big trees in their area.


"Every craggy and gnarled tree has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it."
Douglas Hyde

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