October 10, 2011

International Year of the Forest

I read just recently that 2011 is the United Nations International Year of the Forest.

I'm not sure how many forests are going to be saved because of it, but I thought it a good opportunity to celebrate our beautiful rainforest at Mount Glorious.

In the early part of last century the forests here, like so many,  were used for logging. The bright red new spring growth of the Red Cedar tree would alert the loggers to the location of this valuable timber.

 Now the area is largely National Park, with beautiful walks through the rainforest. We are fortunate to have our own patch of untouched forest at Turkey's Nest, and are gradually extending the rainforest walk for both our guests, and ourselves to enjoy.
Rainforest Walk
Giant fig - Turkey's Nest Mt Glorious

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