Two photographs of arbutus (or Pacific madrone) from my 4-day mini-holiday on Galiano Island.
It’s easy to imagine why some local photographers occasionally have exhibits dedicated to this, Canada’s only evergreen deciduous broad-leaved tree (the word “deciduous” was struck out and then later restored, see comments). Myself, I took about a hundred photographs, though most were abstracts and won’t find their way onto BPotD. You can see why I’m eagerly anticipating the development of UBC Botanical Garden’s Garry Oak Woodland and Meadow, since it will contain two groves of dozens of mature arbutus trees when planted out.
For a bit of information about this species, visit last year’s entry on Arbutus menziesii.