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to the Flora
of Stanley Park

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Stanley Park's Plant Life
About 65 percent of Stanley Park's 400 hectares (1000 acres) is covered by coast forest
with its distinctive community of giant conifers, understory trees, shrubs, herbs
and tiny forest mosses.

forest canopy

Today's Stanley Park with its forest, freshwater, and marine ecosystems provides
diverse habitats that support the growth of well over 200 species of flowering and non-flowering plants.



The distribution of plant life in Stanley Park is neither haphazard nor accidental.
Learning to read the patterns in the park's vegetation can provide useful insights into
local climate, soils, history of disturbance, and possible future of its plant communities
as both natural and human disturbance bring about change.





 
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