The Tyee - Shannon Smart, February 13, 2012
This video, created by BC's Ancient Forest Alliance, showcases the mossy beauty of Mossy Maple Grove, a forest near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island.
From the Forest Alliance: "This is the unprotected "Mossy Maple Grove", Canada's mossiest rainforest, a stand of enormous old-growth Bigleaf maple trees -- some as much as 2 meters (7 feet) wide in trunk diameter -- completely draped in hanging gardens of mosses and ferns... This is in the traditional territory of Cowichan Tribes who are part of the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group.
Unlike other spotlighted old-growth forests in BC, this is an old-growth 'deciduous' or broad-leaf rainforest. This area has also been nicknamed "Fangorn Forest" after the forest in The Lord of the Rings."
Link to original artlcle from The Tyee: http://thetyee.ca/Video/2012/02/09/fangorn-forest/
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