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Photo Gallery - Mossy Maple Grove
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Mossy Maple Grovepart of the Deciduous Old-Growth Rainforest Gallery
This is the unprotected "Mossy Maple Grove”, Canada's mossiest rainforest, a stand of enormous old-growth Bigleaf maple trees – some as much as 2 meters (7 feet) wide in trunk diameter – completely draped in hanging gardens of mosses and ferns found just south of Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island. Unlike other spotlighted old-growth forests in BC that have all been “coniferous” or needle-leaf trees (Douglas firs, Sitka spruce, western redcedars, etc.), this is an old-growth “deciduous” or broad-leaf rainforest. This area has also been nicknamed “Fangorn Forest” after the forest in The Lord of the Rings. In the photos are Hul'qumi'num Chief Treaty Negotiator Robert Morales and HTG Executive Assistant Rosanne Daniels as well as Ancient Forest Alliance's Ken Wu, TJ Watt, and Hannah Carpendale. Photography by TJ Watt.

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Canada's Mossiest RainforestCanada's Mossiest RainforestCanada's Mossiest RainforestHul'qumi'num Chief Treaty Negotiator Robert Morales Hul'qumi'num Chief Treaty Negotiator Robert Morales and and HTG Executive Assistant Rosanne Daniels Hul'qumi'num Chief Treaty Negotiator Robert Morales
 
Hannah Carpendale of the Ancient Forest Alliance
 
Mossy Maple Rainforest in Autumn 2011Mossy Maple Rainforest in Autumn 2011Hanging gardensThick layers of moss and ferns
 
Golden fall lightEndless blankets of mossWolly Mammoth Maple!Licorice fernsLicorice ferns
 
Hanging fernsA slug on a highspeed adventure!
 
Slug bedMushroom familyLobaria Lichen
 
Slug eating a mushroom    

 

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