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Douglas-fir and Dull Oregon-grape

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Douglas-fir and Dull Oregon-grape

Dry Coniferous Forest [Red-Listed]

This Douglas-fir dominated community usually forms at upland sites when the forest canopy begins to shade out most of the salal that usually occupies the understory. Both grand fir and western hemlock are usually present to some degree, interspersed among the Douglas-fir. Growing on Salt Spring Island along the upper forested slopes of Mt. Bruce, Erskine, Tuam and Maxwell.

Photo by Ryan Batten