Vancouver Sun - Canada's Gnarliest Tree

An image I shot was published in the March.26th.2010 copy of the Vancouver Sun. It features an old-growth red cedar I helped discover that is being dubbed "Canada's Gnarliest Tree" growing along the Gordon River near Port Renfrew, BC. Its deformed shape comes from a type of fungus that causes the tree to contort and twist. I feel it resembles a nightmarish rabbit with its creepy paw down on the right side while others have suggested Jabba The Hut or even Elvis. It resides in a pocket of ancient forest filled with giant cedars and Douglas firs garnering it the name Avatar Grove. Unfortunately the entire area is flagged for logging by company Teal Jones. Link up to help protect this area on Facebook: Save The Avatar Grove! and visit the Ancient Forest Alliance.