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Notes on the Geography of Canada (B.C.): Forest Clearance: Photo 11

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The idea of preserving parts of the forest eventually arrived. This is an early but tiny case: the so-called Cathedral Grove, now part of the H.R. Macmillan Provincial Park. Macmillan was a pioneer industrial lumberman, and it is said that this grove, a few miles east of Port Alberni, survived not from sentiment but because many of the trees were so internally rotten that were were commercially useless.

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