Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Siberian Larch

I don't normally feature introduced species as something noteworthy, but one of the trees we planted in our yard sold as a Siberian Larch and supposed to be a nice 3 metre shrub has turned into a 10 metre tree with a 30 cm trunk on it.  We noticed yesterday it is nicely in flower, and the female cones on this larch are particularly eye catching.

It also seemed like a relevant photo in relation to the weather today when I ran across an article on the importance of Siberian Larch in Siberia in maintaining the permafrost.  With shifting temperature regimes it may not survive as well as it presently does in Siberia.  Maybe it will continue to thrive in the Bella Coola Valley because it's so darn cool this spring!  That was the theme on today's weather, windy, cool and rain showers in the evening.  Grizzly

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