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The Westside Cedar

The Big Cedar Trail to Kennedy Falls is aptly named. Roughly two and half kilometres from the trailhead, the track leads intrepid hikers to an ancient Western Red Cedar that’s over six hundred and fifty years old! Ironically, however, those who reach it have often unknowingly walked right by an equally formidable specimen. Continue reading The Westside Cedar

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

Cheewhat to Carmanah, a Journey Back In Time

 

When I first found myself on the west coast of British Columbia after arriving from Quebec in the late 1970s, the very first thing that captivated me here in British Columbia were the towering conifers. The very scent of the forest was something completely unknown to me, and I can recall spending an inordinate amount of time looking upward in admiration Continue reading Cheewhat to Carmanah, a Journey Back In Time