Nature - Robert Downie
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Douglas fir

We don’t know how to comprehend the patience required to pass 800 years. This Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) was already 130 years old when the Black Death was ravaging Europe around 1350. The Black Death was estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe's total population and untold numbers elsewhere in the world where population statistics are harder to come by. It is estimated that the global population did not recover to 14th century pre plague heights until well into the 17th century. Wonder what the world will be like in 2817? Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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