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Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock and Salal

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Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock and Salal

Dry Coniferous Forest [Blue-Listed]

This densely forested community usually grows along middle slopes and represents the direction that most ecological succession in our area is moving towards. It occurs at many places on Salt Spring Island but there are few places where it forms large intact stands. At most sites, it transitions into a mix of Douglas-fir and arbutus.

Photo by Ryan Batten