Thursday, March 03, 2011

Tuckamore and Krumholtz

Growing along the open coastlines of Newfoundland is a rare vegetation called the Tuckamore.  They are gnarled fir trees that lean away from the ocean because of the fierce, freezing ocean winds they sustain.  Depending which coastline one is on, this fir tree has a different name.  In eastern Canada, they call it the tuckamore, and on the western coastline they call it the krumholtz.

To see some wonderful pictures of the Tuckamore, go to