Category

Trees

Nurse Log Photo

National Parks, Olympic, Trees, Washington

A “nurse log” is a tree that has fallen and, in the process of decay and rotting away, provides nutrients and a substrate for other plants, including seedling trees, to root and grow. Eventually these plants overwhelm the nurse log which rots away and is completely replaced by the new growth. This photo of a nurse log in Olympic National Park, near Sol Duc Falls, was recently selected for use in a permanent exhibit at the Oregon Zoo to illustrate Pacific Northwest temperate rainforest natural history.

A fallen tree serves as a nurse log for new growth in an old growth forest of douglas firs and hemlocks, with forest floor carpeted in ferns and mosses.  Sol Duc Springs, Olympic National Park, Washington

A fallen tree serves as a nurse log for new growth in an old growth forest of douglas firs and hemlocks, with forest floor carpeted in ferns and mosses. Sol Duc Springs.
Image ID: 13755
Location: Sol Duc Springs, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

Photos of Sequoia Trees, Kings Canyon National Park

California, Kings Canyon / Sequoia, Sierra Nevada, Trees

This is a stand of giant Sequioa trees, Sequoiadendron giganteum, in Kings Canyon / Sequoia National Park, California. The United State Postal Service recently licensed this image as artist reference to create a painting version of the photo for a postage stamp and associated paper and philatelic (stamp collecting) products. A stamp = my 15 minutes of fame.

Sequoia trees, Sequoiadendron giganteum, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California

Sequoia trees.
Image ID: 02352
Species: Giant sequoia tree, Sequoiadendron giganteum
Location: Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California, USA

Keywords: giant Sequoia, forest, tree, redwood, photo, photograph, stamp, postage, National Park, Kings Canyon.