A Forest Out of Scale in Canada

MacMillan Provincial Park is located in British Columbia, Canada. Take shelter in trees over 800 years old, and some of them, up to 9 meters in circumference and 75 meters high, so a walk in its paths, we move through a forest of out of scale gigantic trees .
The forest is a true marvel, not only for its size, but also by being saved from the ravages of the timber industry through the efforts of conservationists. The forest area is also known as Cathedral Grove, a name that refers to the similarity of the foliage and the massive logs, with the columns and the structure of a cathedral.

The giant trees, light to filter through, leave the impression of finding within the nave of a church, providing a unique feeling that through the photos, only intended to illustrate but according to experts, it is difficult to describe.

For Cathedral Forest Grove, it is not copies of Sequoia, but not a very common species of Douglas Fir. Douglas Fir is a conifer endemic to North America. The protected area of MacMillan is a remnant of an extensive forest decimated by industrial logging.

According to the expert and biologist Al Carder, what we see today in the forest, while impressive, the fact remains that the old forest of Douglas Fir. More than 122 meters were removed in past decades in areas like the Fraser Valley to disappear completely. Still, Cathedral Grove remains a readily accessible place on the northwest coast of Canada, where you can get an idea of this magnificent natural heritage a local group was able to protect and preserve.

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