Yellow Cedar Sapling

A few days ago I was walking through the park and happened to notice this yellow cedar sapling. I do not know of any (other) cedars growing within the park boundary, though there could be one or more mixed in the forest at the upper end. I don’t know how fast they grow, but I’m guessing the cedar starting growing within the past couple of years. It’s a mystery to me how the seed would have ended up at the base of an alder near the river mouth. I think the nearest place where there are many cedars is the muskeg between Jarvis Street and the Raptor Center. That isn’t all that far, but I still wouldn’t expect many seeds to make the journey.

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