Flora & Fauna Friday

In Memory

One of the world’s largest western red cedars, centuries old, split in half in a storm this month. I visited her on the Olympic Peninsula the last two summers, and many times in the past. An amazing gnarled crone, she stood 174 feet tall and measured 19.5 feet in diameter. She will become a mother log now, nourishing young trees and other plant life on the rainforest floor as she was once nourished by her ancestors.

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