History of Fire - Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 50° 37.178 W 116° 04.162
11U E 565834 N 5607941
Quick Description: The Visitor Centre in Radium Hot Spring is the place to stop. Not only do they offer tourist information there is a museum upstairs that is recommended you take the time to visit.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/14/2017 5:54:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMVPJ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dieSulzer
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Visitor Centre in Radium Hot Spring is located at 7556 Main Street East with easy access from Highway 95.

We stopped by for tourist information and was greeted by a very friendly and helpful young lady that answered all you questions. We then proceeded upstairs to see the displays. It was a very pleasant surprise to see the animal displays, a timeline about the Ktunaxa Nation, and several displays about the impact of fires in the region. This tree ring is one of the displays.

There is information about the tree ring as follows

Larch Tree Ring

Four hundred year fire history are "written” on this western larch.

The fine circular lines on this tree section are "growth rings''. Each ring equals one year of growth. The curved "cauliflower" shapes on the bottom edge are "fire scars".

Fire scars result from periodic low-intensity surface fires that do not kill mature larch trees.

Location Name and/or Address:
Radium Hot Spring Visitor Centre 7556 Main Street East Radium Hot Springs, Canada V0A 1M0,


Website: [Web Link]

Tree Species: Larch

Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors

Entry Fee or Requirements: No

Availablility: Has specific hours

Visit Instructions:
Visit the location and take a photo of the Tree Growth Rings. If you have more information about the tree or circumstance, please share it in your visit log.
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