Thursday, September 27, 2012

History on the Farm

One of the most striking things about Local Roots Farm is the row of huge trees in the middle of the fields. They are the stumps of giant cedars, cut maybe a century ago, from which maples are growing. It's an extraordinary sight. I'm heading back to the farm today, though the farmers will be here in the city at my local farmers market! We're trading places.

You can see the notches cut into the cedar by the loggers so they could insert springboards to stand on. The picture below dates from the early 1900s. I found it in a history of the trees of West Vancouver, written by my Mum! (West Vancouver: A View Through the Trees)

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