Monday Nature Photo: Cathedral Tree Roots

The intricate root system of this “cathedral tree” (a Douglas Fir) was taken a few weeks ago in Cathedral Grove, located in MacMillan Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. To give you a bit of perspective, even though this is not the biggest tree we saw during our stay on Vancouver Island, five or six adults could circle the tree before encompassing its entire circumference.

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5 thoughts on “Monday Nature Photo: Cathedral Tree Roots

      1. And he seemed to understand our world so much better than the rest….“The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air.”

    1. Yes, you are quite right… and the picture really does not do it justice. Another, bigger, tree on the Island (Vancouver Island, that is) took about 10 people to span its circumference… and to think some of these giants are almost 1000 years old! Too bad we’ve cut down almost all of them in Canada (which goes to Clanmother’s comment below).

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