Tree of Life

Some of the grandest examples of big trees are from the Northwest Coast. The one my love is relaxing on is called “Tree of Life” and is located at Cathedral Grove –  a rare and endangered remnant of an ancient Douglas fir ecosystem on Vancouver Island in British Columbia (BC), Canada. The biggest trees in the Grove are about 800 years old and measure 75 m (250 ft) in height and 9 m (29 ft) in circumference. Although spiritual in meaning, “Cathedral Grove” is a name embedded in a romantic and Eurocentric attitude toward BC nature that does not adequately acknowledge the stewardship of the indigenous peoples, First Nations, who cared for this biological treasure over 1000s of years and preserved it as a big tree heritage for all human beings (right).

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One Response to “Tree of Life”
  1. es says:

    Wonderful nature.-)

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