Photographer's Note

A huge cedar log lies on a Gulf Island beach, washed ashore by winter storms. The western red cedar is British Columbia's official tree and grows mainly in wet coastal areas. A large tree, the red cedar grows to more than 60 metres high and often lives up to 800 years. Although some of the outer bark of this beach specimen has peeled away, the tree is highly resistant to decay. It is highly valued for shakes, shingles, posts, boat-building, home siding, and window frames.

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Additional Photos by John Cherrington (john_c) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
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