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Nature Photo Challenge #12: Trees

Another week, another photo challenge from Denzil. This time, it’s big life forms, i.e. trees.

Vancouver Island is famous for its coniferous rainforests (what’s left of them), but all three of these trees are deciduous types. The oak and maple are native to the region; I’m not sure about the birch. The first photo was taken in spring, the other two in autumn.

An ancient Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve
Top of birch tree in back garden with a few remaining leaves
A birch tree at the back of my garden
Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) at McKenzie Bight yellow leaves fall 2021
Bigleaf Maples (Acer macrophyllum) on the McKenzie Bight trail near Victoria, BC