Despite their size and age, trees in the Pacific coast rain forests have delicate root systems. Here in Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island,British Columbia, Canada, the park custodians have managed to provide trails and walkways that allow viewing of these wonderful trees without causing danger to their welfare. Several walkways like this one are designed to protect new growth and root systems on the forest floor. These are young trees,benefiting from the sunlight made available when huge parts of the canopy were destroyed by hurricane force winds on New Year’s Day, 1997.
Taken late September 2009, Sony DSCF828 camera.