Recently I read a fascinating book: Finding The Mother Tree, by Suzanne Simard. Through years of dedicated research she has influenced the practice of Silviculture in Canada and the USA, by proving that “forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own.”
On my quarter acre grounds are several mature Douglas fir and other evergreen trees. It is a pleasure to live with them and steward the grounds around them.
At Willamette Pass, I noticed small trees that were thriving under the canopy of fully grown evergreens, and also, as in this photo, being nurtured by the remains of deceased trees.
This past week I have featured several photos of Salt Creek Falls on Willamette Pass in Oregon, USA. Here it is again, seen through the limbs of large evergreen trees.
Wishing everyone safe travels. Please be kind and stay safe.🐾