9 responses to “Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii”

  1. Duke Benadom

    Great article, as always, Daniel. Thanks for that!

  2. Susan

    Thank you! It is a fascinating read.

  3. Brynn Allen

    I have been researching fishing lodges on Vancouver Island and have narrowed it down to Reel Fishing in Zabellos, BC. I hope to go next year and catch lots of salmon, halibut and black cod. A dream vacation!! Now I have another reason to go, to visit Big Doug. Thank you for all of the great links and info. If anyone has a favorite fishing lodge, please let me know. Mahalo, Brynn

    1. Rod Burns, Quadra Island, Canada

      Lonely Doug: NOT in Zeballos. Check out Ancient Forest Alliance for directions and Doug’s history. You’ll need to travel from Port Renfrew to Cowichan Lake – South end of Vancouver Island.
      On Quadra Island, I’ve mapped approximately 200 Ancients ie. 250 years + Valdez Road – Pole 37 (number plate) gets you to the largest I’ve been able to locate: 26 f C / 7 1/2 D and approximately 800 years.

      Once there were 100 – Ancients per acre. Gerry Benner – Woodlot owner brags of 125 across his 400 H.

  4. michael aman

    Again I am reminded: why does ANY plant have to be named pseudo-this or false-that? Doesn’t each plant deserve its own unique name?

    1. Jo

      I’m with you on that Michael. It doesn’t seem to serve a purpose, either. Each plant deserves its own name!

  5. Sue Frisch

    Love the romantic photo and what a nice touch those tiny students are! Thank you for this and so many, many more!

  6. lynn

    I’ve been on a road trip and am late seeing this but wanted to say thanks. The photos are beautiful, but they also illustrate the difficulty of showing the scale of these giants. I exclaimed out loud when I found the students! I was just in Redwood country and of course, had the same problem. You just have to see big trees in person, that’s all there is to it. The students were lucky; I’m envious! (I will check the link when I get caught up there).

  7. Marian Whitcomb

    Hmmm…around here (Eastern Maritimes Canada), we find that to remove a forest around a lone tree is certain death for the lone tree. I am glad it was saved, and perhaps may make more seedlings, but my prognosis is not a positive one. We need to understand that whole systems need to be saved.

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