Saturday, November 24, 2012

White Cedar trees



By photography these photos are not much, but small gnarled Eastern White Cedar trees (Thuja occidentalis) at the cliff edges and on the cliff faces have specimens up to 1000 years, the oldest in eastern North America. Small, gnarled and clinging to Niagara Escarpment cliff edges you can find Canada‚Äôs oldest trees, the Eastern White Cedars. These thin narrow trees, some up to 1000 years old can be found growing out of the rock. The harsh living conditions dwarf the trees and limit their growth and size. A tree with the circumference of a few centimeters could be hundreds of years old! 


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