Saturday, September 16, 2006

Nature's Grandeur

"The Comfort Maple Conservation Area conserves what is widely believed to be the oldest and finest sugar maple tree in Canada. Located in the Town of Pelham, this 500 year old tree towers about 80 feet at its crown with a trunk circumference of 6 metres (20 feet) and symbolizes Canada's strength and tradition. Dating back to land purchase by the Comfort family in 1816, this 0.1 hectares (0.3 acre) area is protected for its historical and biological significance and managed by the NPCA."

I live not to far from the Comfort Maple, so I thought I'd have a visit today. I had to shoot this with my fisheye just because the tree is so large. Notice the person standing next to the trunk, on the right.

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