Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Another decent April day, although there was a pretty good frost on the ground and vehicles this morning, with a -2 C temperature which is pretty chilly for a mid April morning in the Bella Coola Valley.  Today's photo is a large specimen of the Douglas Fir tree (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii) which grow throughout the Bella Coola Valley.  They are fine trees for many things from wildlife to lumber and the ones along the banks of the Bella Coola Rivera are great specimen trees, where the eagles enjoy building nests in them.  The Bella Coola Valley is nearly at the northern limit on the coast for Douglas Fir, with the end Dean Channel and Kemano being the northern limit.  We are also fortunate in the Bella Coola Valley to have the other subspecies of Douglas Fir which occurs in British Columbia, the interior Douglas Fir in the Atnarko River upstream of Stuie BC  (the two subspecies have differences in form, colour, seed size, but not very noticeable within the Bella Coola Valley populations).  Grizzly 

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