A Rain Forest

Vancouver Island is home to very old, very sodden rain forests.

Many of the Douglas firs in this forest are 800 years old. They were little trees in 1219, when St Francis of Assisi was founding the Franciscans and Genghis Khan was a teenager.

It rains a lot here. A lot! As a result, the trees are covered in velvety moss fronds.

In areas where the sun gets through more easily, the moss is less prevalent.

These trees have seen a lot and are still standing and growing. It is our job to make sure that they can continue their life journey.

Greetings from the giant firs of Vancouver Island.

16 thoughts on “A Rain Forest”

  1. That velvet moss and those trees is something I would love to see with my own eyes one day, hope to make to Cathedral Grove, it has been on my wishlist for ages

  2. Love the trees in your post! I’m really enjoying living in the state of Washington–the trees are huge and covered in that wonderful mossy coat–the vines curving. When we first moved here, we called them “Dr. Seuss Trees.” 🙂

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