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).