Survivor Trees: Bay of Fundy

July 28, 2009 at 5:00 am 2 comments

Every 25 hours, 100 billion tons of water moves in and then moves back out Canada’s Bay of Fundy. With the water level changing on average 35 feet daily, it is one of highest tides in whole world.

The tides, along with glaciers, wind, ice and a whole lot of patience have created unique rock formations along the shoreline. The formations are called “Flowerpot Rocks“. Why? Although these rocks are isolated and are often surrounded by water, trees continue to grow on top.

Tenacious, determined and, most of all, beautiful. Meet the trees of the Bay of Fundy.

Lover’s Arch (Photo courtesy of YYZDez)

Flowerpot Rock (Photo courtesy of Marcus Frank)

Survivor Trees (Photo courtesy of Nancy Cleveland)

You can visit some of the Flowerpot Rocks in both low tide and high tide at Hopewell Rocks park. More information can be found at the park’s website.

(Hat Tip, Ryan Somma)


Entry filed under: Hopewell Rocks, Nature, Survivor Tree, trees.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Robin  |  July 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I was up at the Bay of Fundy a year more ago, I truely is an amazing place.

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  • 2. “Tide Compare” – Hopewell Rocks « TGAW  |  July 29, 2009 at 5:03 am

    […] 29, 2009 The entrance fee for Hopewell Rocks at the Bay of Fundy is good for two consecutive days to allow visitors to see the rocks in both high and low tide. […]


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