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Evergreen by Alan Weiss, Noah Fleming

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INTRODUCTION

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

If you ever get the chance to travel to Vancouver Island in British Columbia, don’t miss Cathedral Grove. En route to our final destination, Tofino, a quaint town just on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and as far west as one can go in Canada, my wife, Heather, and I traveled down the bumpy, winding highway in our small rental car and eventually made it to the halfway point.

Cathedral Grove is one of those rare spots on the planet that maintains an almost caricature-like feeling. It’s as if you’ve entered a surreal scene in the latest Pixar film. Nestled within MacMillan Provincial Park, the trees here are old—really old—some almost 800 years old. People from all over the world come to walk these forest ...

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