Growth Rings of the Ancient Trees on Vancouver Island

On the west coast of Vancouver Island there are still a few ancient ‘old growth’ trees left.

Al hugs a big cedar tree at Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, CanadaFrom Port Renfrew you can head off to Avatar Grove and see the giant and sometimes ‘gnarly’ cedars. From Port Renfrew you can head off to Avatar Grove and see the giant and sometimes 'gnarly' cedarsIf you want to go further then there are a number of ancient trees one can commune with such as the ‘Big Spruce’.
The 'Big Spruce' near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, CanadaThis is ‘Big Lonely Doug’, the last remaining Douglas fir tree in a clear cut near Port Renfrew.
This is 'Big Lonely Doug', the last remaining fir tree in a clear cut near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, CanadaAt 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.A slice of Douglas Fir showing growth rings at the Sooke Museum on Vancouver Island, Canada Douglas Fir sign at the Sooke Museum on Vancouver Island, CanadaThis Sitka Spruce’s life began in 1501 and was felled in 1987.A slice of Spruce showing growth rings at the Sooke Museum on Vancouver Island, Canada Sitka Spruce sign at the Sooke Museum on Vancouver Island, CanadaAnother even older Sitka Spruce in Ucluelet that started in the 1200s. Big old stump in UclueletThe west coast of Vancouver Island Map showing Tofino (top) to Sooke (bottom).The west coast of Vancouver Island Map showing Tofino to SookeMore of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth.

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