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The Hollyburn Giant

It stands in a clearing of its own creation, amid a forest that has somehow not seen the ravages of fire for over four thousand years. They call it the Hollyburn Giant, and though it’s merely a shadow of what it once was, this legendary tree has been estimated to be as old as 1400 years. Sometimes confused with the Hollyburn Fir, this Yellow Cedar grows on the opposite side of Hollyburn Mountain, and at a much higher elevation. It’s one of the many wonders of British Columbia’s Cypress Provincial Park Continue reading The Hollyburn Giant

The Hollyburn Fir

The Hollyburn Fir is an absolute revelation! It sits almost inconspicuously, if that’s possible, in a shaded forest clearing at 678m in elevation on West Vancouver’s Brewis Trail. Somehow, it has managed not only to avoid being logged, but also eluded discovery until April of 1985! Continue reading The Hollyburn Fir

Snow Falling From Cedars

Well it’s December here on the west coast and finally winter has arrived in earnest.Β There has beenΒ snowfall in the North Shore Mountains lately like we haven’t seen in years. Trouble is, everyone has been set on enjoying it at the same time, so it took a little planning Continue reading Snow Falling From Cedars