Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Friday, April 30, 2010

Douglas Fir

The Douglas Fir tree is one of the great trees of the Pacific Northwest and the coast of B.C.  Lucky for Bella Coola, even though we are very near the northern limit of its growth we have fairly extensive amounts of old and young new stands.  It's been an important tree for the provision of building materials and the economy of Bella Coola Valley and the Central Coast for many years.  It's a relatively easy tree to grow as well when you have the right conditions - a little bit of heat, and a little bit of moisture.

Right now we are in the flowering stage, these lovely pinkish flowers are what will eventually become the dry brown cones this fall producing seeds that the birds and squirrels love. Grizzly

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