A giant from afar
This enormous stump is from a Western redcedar (Thuja plicata
) that reached the venerable age of 375. These trees can grow to 60 m tall and 2.5 m around, and live for more than 1,000 years!
This stump, brought to Montr?al by train from its native British Columbia, looks so much at home next to the Tree House that some people think it sprouted here!
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)