Zenfolio | Joe Rocchio Photography | Forests

Silhouette of Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) tree. Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, Washington. As with nearby prairies, these oak woodlands have experienced drastic loss of extent and have been heav"Late Successional Forest""Immense" - Base of a really large and old Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) tree."Scarred" - Although the climate these forests are found in is overall wet, the summers are dry.  During really dry summers, fires can occur in these forests and are an important factor in how these f"The Elder""Urban Old Growth" - One of the few remaining lowland old growth forests in the Puget Sound can be found at Point Defiance Park, just outside of Tacoma. An amazingly beautiful forest considering it ur"Twins""Fallen""Deep Forest""Carbon River Rainforest""Hemlock Surprise""Temperate Rainforest""Green Fuzz""Bryophyte Bonanza""Mid-Canopy""Streamside Cedars""Lone Cedar""Deep Woods" - Old growth forest along the Carbon River valley in Mount Rainier National Park."Land of Giants""Ponderosa Blues" - Dead ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) along the foothills of the eastern Cascade Range in Washington.