On our trip to British Columbia in November 2011 we got to visit Cathedral Grove. This is an absolutely amazing place to visit on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Cathedral Grove is located in MacMillan Provincial Park and it preserves a section of the old growth trees in the western rainforest. There are massive Douglas Fir and Red Cedar trees, some as much as 800 years old. On entering the forest a subtle quiet seems to overtake the noise from the road.
We were fascinated by the moss that grows on the trees. Even the dead trees that are still standing were covered.
The trees were quite ‘spook’tacular with the moss appearing to drip of the branches.
Here the moss is spreading around an old tree trunk.
Let your imagination go and perhaps this will turn into a mossy creature walking across the forest floor.
The moss grows because of the constant dampness and drizzle and rain that comes down in the rainforest.
The forest floor is covered in fallen leaves, moss and lichen all which adds to the scent in the air.
This truly was a ‘tree’mendous place to visit.
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