baumzaehlen - Primeval Forests & Their Trees

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Olympic National Forest, Washington, USA

 

The forests south of Quinault Lake belong to the Olympic National Forest and are some of the finest remaining untouched Opens internal link in current windowPseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (coast Douglas-fir) forests. Four of the eight largest P. menziesii grow here.1 Other common big conifers are Opens internal link in current windowTsuga heterophylla (western hemlock), Opens internal link in current windowPicea sitchensis (Sitka spruce) and Opens internal link in current windowThuja plicata (western redcedar).

 

Olympic National Forest is adjacent to Opens internal link in current windowOlympic National Park.

 

References:

 

1        Van Pelt (2001): Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast. Global Forest Society.

 

Official site:

 

http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic/


Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (coast Douglas-fir), big trees; Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock), smaller trees.
Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (coast Douglas-fir), big trees; Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock), smaller trees.
Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (coast Douglas-fir), big trees; Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock), smaller trees.
Acer circinatum (vine maple).
Willaby Creek. Frangula purshiana (cascara buckthorn) foliage, top left; Alnus rubra (red alder) foliage, top right; Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock), background.