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Many years ago this eastern white cedar tree(Thuja occidentalis) anchored itself in a small crevice between these rocks along the Jacques Cartier river.Ever since my childhood, I can always remember coming across this tree on our treks along the river.With each passing year, I find it is taking on more character with its gnarly roots and twisting trunk.It is all the more amazing that this tree has survived so well because each spring, when the snow melts, water and huge chunks of ice rush over the banks up to the top of these boulders.
The white cedar is common in eastern Canada in moist areas and can live up to 300 years old.Younger cedars were harvested by early settlers to make fence lines for their fields and shingles for their houses.The tree's fragrant leaves (it's an evergreen) are favorite delicacy for the white-tailed deer.
The frosts of November have browned the green moss by the river and the lichen on the rock will soon go from a light green to a rusty brown.

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  • Copyright: Derek Hill (quegardens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 561 W: 267 N: 172] (1469)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2003-11-16
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Camera: Canon Elph S200
  • Exposição: f/7.1, 1/500 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2003-11-17 20:10
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