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...and into the deep, dark woods... by axiepics, via Flickr - Cathedral Grove, between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni (Vancouver Island)

...and into the deep, dark woods... by axiepics, via Flickr - Cathedral Grove, between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni (Vancouver Island)

Some of B.C.'s old growth trees date back to the Magna Carta. B.CV. urged to ban the logging of heritage trees!

B.C. urged to ban logging of ancient trees

Some of B.C.'s old growth trees date back to the Magna Carta. B.CV. urged to ban the logging of heritage trees!

untouched by Paul Tixier, via Flickr - Cathedral Grove MacMillan Provincial Park, near Parksville and Qualicum Beach (Vancouver Island)

untouched by Paul Tixier, via Flickr - Cathedral Grove MacMillan Provincial Park, near Parksville and Qualicum Beach (Vancouver Island)

Douglas Fir or Pseudotsuga menziesii The leaves are distinctive because they are all the same length, are pointed at the tip (but do not hurt you when you brush up against them) and are spirally arranged all around the branch.  This is very different than the flat sprays of true fir or the needle-like tips of spruce.

Douglas Fir or Pseudotsuga menziesii The leaves are distinctive because they are all the same length, are pointed at the tip (but do not hurt you when you brush up against them) and are spirally arranged all around the branch. This is very different than the flat sprays of true fir or the needle-like tips of spruce.

"Visit Cathedral Grove to see massive old growth Douglas Fir. It is only minutes from Parksville and Qualicum Beach!" - Tammy Schmidt, 2013 myPQB Story Contest #vancouverisland #explorebc #canada

"Visit Cathedral Grove to see massive old growth Douglas Fir. It is only minutes from Parksville and Qualicum Beach!" - Tammy Schmidt, 2013 myPQB Story Contest #vancouverisland #explorebc #canada

BC Parks - Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

BC Parks - Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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