Park Natural History

Park on the way to old growth

Park on the way to old growth

The park is well on the way to developing into old-growth forest. Several severe windstorms in the last few decades have created many gaps and many snags and logs. The canopy is broken, and understory trees are starting to reach for the canopy. There is a lot of dead wood in many areas, and shrubs and herbaceous plants are present in areas with light penetration through openings in the canopy. There is also a considerable diversity of hardwood trees, such as Big Leaf Maple and Red Alder.