Sunday, May 31, 2015

Forest, healing

Evening view from Kootenay National Park, near Radium Hotsprings

It's close to a decade since on a drive into the BC interior, I witnessed the epidemic of devastation caused by the pine beetle.

Huge infected swathes of evergreens were reddened with new infection. Trees that had been struck the year before were already grey.

In the great cycles of nature, the forest renews itself. Today, beneath the skeletons of dead trees, healthy new forests rise thick and green.

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