Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fresh Growth

Nearly all the coniferous trees in the lower elevations are in the beginning or early stages of the spring 'flush' of growth.  One that is especially attractive is the new growth of the Alpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa).  This species is one that you don't easily get a chance to look at in the spring because it's a mid - high elevation tree and hiking in the alpine early in the year when they are flushing out isn't that great an experience (wet, mosquitoes, cold).  Fortunately I've got a few in my yard that I planted and they are all doing extremely well, so it's easy to enjoy their spring growth.

It was a nice day in the Bella Coola Valley - a touch of frost in some low pockets, but reasonably warm and sunny skies most of the day.  Grizzly

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