South East Wood (Cottonwood semi-swamp Forest)

This part of the Southeast Woods occupies a low-lying area adjacent to Cook Street and north of the Douglas-fir woods. The dominant tree is Black Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera subsp. trichocarpa) and most of the trees appear to be of no great age. The area may have been partially cleared during the nineteenth century.

Accompanying trees include Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides), Wild Crabapple (Malus diversifolia), and, surprisingly, a few Garry Oak. A few young Western Red-cedar (Thuja plicata) are seen, but no old trees or old stumps. The understorey is dominated by Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera), which is accompanied by Scouler's Willow (Slix scouleriana) and Salmonberry.




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