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Posted February 13, 2012

Canada's Mossiest Rainforest aka "Fangorn Forest"

See new HD video footage of the Mossy Maple Grove!

Ancient Forest Alliance, February 13, 2012

Direct link to YouTube clip: http://youtu.be/FzOefJnAENI

 

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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 found just south of Cowichan Lake on southern Vancouver Island, BC. 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 that have all been "coniferous" or needle-leaf trees (Douglas firs, Sitka spruce, western redcedars, etc.), 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.

View the awesome PHOTO GALLERY of the grove here: www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos-sub.php?sID=2

Filmed and edited by TJ Watt.
Music - "Razorback Sucker" by Tom Fahy (http://tomfahy.org/)


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