Buntzen Lake’s Nurse Stumps

One hundred years ago, loggers swarmed into the forests of Anmore chopping down every tree to haul back to Port Moody. They chopped notches in the cedars to insert a platform where they could stand to reach the straight part of the tree before cutting it to the ground.IMG_1735

The trees standing today only date after that time. They stand tall but they’re narrow compared to the remnants that dot the forest floor around Buntzen Lake and Anmore.

Nurse stump along the Buntzen Lake Trail

Nurse stumps slowly rot expelling nutrients into the soil which is why new trees often sprout from the old stump.