Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall is definitely here

Went out to visit the comfort maple a few days ago. Quite the sight at the moment. From the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority's website:

"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."

Will have more from this tree over the next little bit, lots of great fall colour, so keep checking back :)

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