Trees growing on trees…

It is amazing what you can find when you conduct a spring cleaning: I am currently trying to put my photos in order, a slow and difficult process. Looking through some pictures taken last summer on Vancouver Island, I remembered that I had posted a blog on cathedral tree roots last August, which featured the intricate roots of a massive tree in Cathedral Grove.

The following picture shows how, in this part of the world, trees – even very tall trees – can grow on the remains of a dead tree (thanks to the abundant rain). Nursery stumps are well-known in these parts and actually quite common, but it is less common to see an entire log serving the same function. I took this picture on the fabulous Schooner Cove Trail in Pacific Rim Nation Park Reserve (on the western side of Vancouver Island).

Nursery log and tree | Schooner Cove Trail, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada | July 24, 2012

Nursery log and tree | Schooner Cove Trail, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada | July 24, 2012

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