Sunday, April 3, 2011

Trees, Trees and more Trees

After doing my post below about how much old growth forest has been lost in the USA due to clearing for the old time homesteading and mostly for logging.  I decided to make a new post for Mosaic Monday  and  Sally's Blue Monday with my archive shots of the various parks we visited where we saw these huge Redwood Trees. A few people commented that the Olympic National Park also has the old growth forest. Their comments brought back memories of our visit to the Hoh rainforest in the Olympic National Park.




The first mosaic shows my son Brian in his younger days ( he is 18 yrs old now) running around all in blue in the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. If I knew then what I know now I would have never let Brian as close to this tree. The frequent rain in the Hoh rainforest contributes to the lush canopy of both the coniferous and deciduous trees. Mosses and ferns also add to the enchantment of the Hoh Rainforest. The National Park protects what is the largest remaining old growth forest and temperant rain forest in the lower 48 states.


This mosaic is a mixture of photos from our visit to the Redwood National Park which has the tallest trees and Sequoia National has the big wide trees both parks are in California. The giant sequoia trees are among the largest trees on earth. The Giant Forest was saved from logging by the creation of the Sequoia National Park..




The General Grant tree in Sequoia NP was designated as the nations Christmas Tree in 1926. This tree was so tall I could not fit it all in my photo.




This was our rental car at the time, of course we had to take a picture of it going thru the tree.


 I have to thank the National Park system for protecting these old growth forest and these amazing huge trees. Hopefully these beautiful trees would never become a means for balancing the budget. Crazy things can happen, they might decide they need to build a road thru the forest. These trees are national treasures should be be treated as so and conserved. I would like to see logging come to end as far as logging these grand old trees and the old growth forest that we have left today.

Please visit Mary's Mosaic Monday to see some wonderful mosaics and Sally's Blue Monday to see everything blue. Thanks to both Mary and Sally for hosting these fun memes. And thank you for stopping by my blog to see my post. Have a wonderful week!

42 comments:

  1. This is another great post presenting me with so many trees.

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  2. WOW, those trees are amazing. That would be a big tragedy if anything were to happen to them. I love your son's blue shirt against the background of the trees, great shots!

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  3. Very nice post about old growth forest and preservation of ecosystems.

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  4. Magnificent and important. Thanks Eileen!

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  5. What amazing trees! I just read a book called Wild Life that was set in the forest back in the early 1900s! It's hard to imagine trees this big! ♥

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  6. With the old growth forest being eaten up to due logging, I wonder where all the birds that only use old growth forests for nesting will go. Great post.

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  7. Wow. Those trees are spectacular. You are correct. The trees are a treasure and should be protected. V

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  8. Amazing trees - beautiful mosaics!!

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  9. Great photos reminding us of just how magnificent these old growth forests and trees really are! They should definitely be treasured.

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  10. Awesome shots that bring back many memories of visiting these magical forests. I'm sure I took a similar photo of my Vega in a tree back in the 1970s. I am Very glad the NPS is around to preserve and protect these national wonders. Now if Congress would just put some $$$s in their budget.

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  11. Wonderful to see these majestic trees...I'll likely never see them in person so I depend on photos like yours. (Your little boy is so cute.)

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  12. I'll bet your son enjoys looking back at himself dwarfed by these majestic trees.
    It's amazing that one could be so large to allow a car to drive through it.
    Judith

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  13. Gorgeous trees. It is amazing how long it takes to grow a great tree and to contrast that with how quickly our children grow up.

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  14. What wonderful treasures you have in these pictures. And the trees are magnificent! WOW!!! Cathy

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  15. Wonderful memories and great shots! Those trees are magnificent.

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  16. I hope these majestic trees will be protected forever! Great post, Eileen.

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  17. Amazing trees - I would love to see them one day.

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  18. Thank you for sharing these fabulous photos of such magnificent trees with us. The Redwood trees are something everyone should see at least once in a lifetime. I'd like to go again.

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  19. I love trees and loving walking through woods / forests and looking up at their height etc... Great photographs as usual. Have a great week, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  20. Beautiful mosaic of photo's and these beautiful tree's are all spectacular treasures! yvette@twistedvines

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  21. love the trees and the pictures you shared how fun

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  22. Beautiful photos!

    Come see my blues, have a great week ahead.

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  23. Thank you for taking me along on this fantastic adventure. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Eileen.

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  24. I'm so amazed with those trees!

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  25. Wonderful shots! These trees are gigantic! There is something mysterious about a collection of trees, I think...Christine

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  26. Just amazing the size and age of these trees. If I'm lucky I might see them in June.

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  27. The trees look so scary for me but if there's a voting here for the Best BM entry, this would be my best choice. The photos are gorgeous.

    Thanks for the visit and comment Eileen.

    Happy BM too.

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  28. Pictures of these trees have always amazed me!

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  29. I have some photos from Hoh with my son in an orange shirt, and also the obligatory car-going-through-the-tree! Those were some wonderful vacations! Thanks for the memories!

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  30. In British Columbia we have a lot of rain forest areas but I have never seen such huge trees here. Amazing.

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  31. Beautiful pictures! Those trees are so gorgeous.

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  32. Eileen-- GREAT shots of wonderful examples of grandeur from mother nature.

    Hope you are doing well.

    Hugs
    Claudia

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  33. So glad to have stumbled upon you through Mosaic Monday! Your blog and photos are superb!
    have a wonderful week!
    Smiles~
    Gypsea Nurse Cricket

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  34. Gorgeous place to roam around!

    Please come take a look at my entry, thank you!

    Following this blog now Eileen.

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  35. wow! what an awesome place....thanks for dropping by!

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  36. Absolutely agree! They must be saved. The pictures are beautiful -- and brought back memories of trips to the rainforest and to the redwoods with our kids (many years before your trip). Those were easier trips (mileage-wise) for us, since we lived the in the Pacific NW then.

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  37. Eileen, these are wonderful photos and perfect for Blue Monday. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  38. Simply beautiful..so much green!! Your mosaic is terrific..18yrs is young..I enjoyed this post!
    Hey..thanks for your response (I agree about the work too) lol) Enjoy your weekend-

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  39. Great photos, excellent captures of the feeling within that forest. I remember visiting the rainforest near the Olympics, but that was about 25 years ago. Thanks for the memories!

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  40. What fantastic tree pictures..
    so big and stately those trees are.

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  41. Oh I love these images. Reminds me of our journey to the Oregon coast a bit~

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