|The tiny vehicle gives scale to this tall line of trees marching down Phillips Rd in Sooke.|
The column consists of older Douglas fir and Sitka spruce.
At that time two massive Douglas fir elders stood on either side of the road creating a narrow bottle neck that I knew would need to go some day when development came farther up the road.
The centuries old trees were so close on either side of the pavement that they had large scars on their bark from multiple contacts with vehicles trying to squeeze through.
There has been development in this area since the earliest days of European settlement, but it was mostly limited to small farms along the Sooke River.
|I was happy when these trees were spared during roadway upgrading in this developing area.|
The empty field in the foreground is now a thriving community garden.
Other spectacular trees survived the on-going transformation of this part of Sooke, including the tall row of trees across Phillips Rd. from the community garden. There are others to be found here and there along the Sooke River that runs along the eastern edge of this new neighbourhood.