A grove of sequoia trees …
Happy Arbor Day!
Pictured is the Museum’s Olympic Forest diorama, located in the Hall of North American Forests, which depicts a forest in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. The area receives 12 to 14 inches of rain a year, and is lush with growth and dense foliage. Trees can soar 300 feet high with trucks 23 feet in circumference! These giant re-creations of Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, and Western hemlock, dwarf a Columbian black-tailed deer standing among them.