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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Avatar Grove Saved















Avatar Grove has been protected from logging and mining.  This post is for ABC Wednesday where the letter is "G" for Grove and Our World Tuesday. I may also pop this in for Wordless Wednesday With Words and Outdoors Wednesday and Nature Notes Wednesday.  It is my first time at most of these so I will collect your badges and add them on.  I also want to try out Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Avatar Grove is a 59 hectare grove of giant, old-growth trees near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island.  Around 2009 it had been flagged for logging by the logging company.  In December of 2009 members of the Ancient Forest Alliance came across the valley bottom of large old-growth cedars and firs.   A campaign of education was commenced with the final outcome of the Province announcing recently legislation to protect the area from harvesting.  It is a great success story for environmentalism carried out in  such a smart way by the AFA.





27 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

I really enjoyed your trek into those amazing woods. Without your post I would have never seen such magnificent trees. Boy, am I glad they saved them!!

chubskulit said...

Those are gigantically tall.

Gold and Green
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

Susan said...

Just amazing!!!!

R1 said...

Great post...

EG Wow said...

I'm so glad it has been spared!

Crafty Gardener said...

So glad that Avatar Grove is saved from lumber companies. What magnificent trees are there, wish I could see and photograph that gnarly tree.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images to see...

Indrani said...

Huge ones!
I feel like a dwarf seeing them.

Andrea said...

Those are real old and lovely trees and i hope the environmentalist and the government will be able to save it, our earth needs lots of those. And by the way, you have a very beautiful header photo.

Roger Owen Green said...

old GROWTH like that definitely ought to be saved!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

caite said...

Some very cool looking trees there.

Mama Zen said...

These are so beautiful! I'm glad that they were saved.

jeannette said...

Wow, awesome trees! One must feel very small,in between them!

photowannabe said...

I'm glad these amazing woods were saved. The gnarled tree is so worth saving.

Light and Voices said...

Your tree photos sure does speak to my soul. Lovely, just lovely post.
Joyce M

Molly said...

I have been to Vancouver on a number of occasions but never made it to Vancouver island... which is a terrible shame as it looks to be truly stunning.

Mollyxxx

eileeninmd said...

It is wonderful to see groves of these large trees. They are so beautiful and I so happy they were saved. Thanks for the lovely walk, it is a place hubby and I would lvoe to visit.

Jedediah said...

They are gorgeous trees and I'm glad to hear they are protected. There's something breathtaking about a living thing so large.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Good news indeed! And lovely pictures. Thanks for taking us along on your hike and giving us this joyful news. (I linked here from Nature Notes).

MyMaracas said...

Hi - I'm so glad these were saved. I hope the other old-growth area can be rescued as well.

Libby Rodriguez said...

I have never seen trees with these lumps. How interesting! This has all the traits of a great post because it leaves me wanting to learn more about the subject!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing photos of the old trees. Reminders of childhood walks in trees like that.StudioCat

ramblingwoods said...

It is so nice to see a successful project as this one as there is so much bad news for the environment. What tall trees, I can't imagine the mind-set that thinks it's ok to log in these areas..I guess it is all about money. Welcome to Nature Notes and thank you for linking up..Michelle

Dianne said...

one for the good guys!!
those trees are magnificent, I'm so glad they'll be allowed to thrive

KaHolly said...

Oh, thank goodness. I spend a lot of time in the forests of Cape Breton and some in Nova Scotia mainland and it makes me sick to see them all coming down, one at a time. Protecting them is very difficult. Even parcels under the Wilderness Protection Act in NS are able to be cut. For some stupid reason, NS gave the paper companies the rights to cut on any Crown land. If the gov't wants to protect an area, they have to get permission from the paper companies first. It's all so insane. Your pictures, by the way, are stunning!! ~karen

Bill S. said...

I love tree with burles on them. It really gives each tree character. Great tour and glad they were saved.

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