On the west coast of Vancouver Island there are still a few ancient ‘old growth’ trees left.
From Port Renfrew you can head off to Avatar Grove and see the giant and sometimes ‘gnarly’ cedars. If you want to go further then there are a number of ancient trees one can commune with such as the ‘Big Spruce’.
This is ‘Big Lonely Doug’, the last remaining Douglas fir tree in a clear cut near Port Renfrew.
At the Sooke Museum there were some slices of some ancient trees, their growth rings showing their great age.
Douglas Fir, born in 745 AD and cruelly chopped down in 1976. This Sitka Spruce’s life began in 1501 and was felled in 1987. Another even older Sitka Spruce in Ucluelet that started in the 1200s. The west coast of Vancouver Island Map showing Tofino (top) to Sooke (bottom).
More of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth.