Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Heritage Sites

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Tr’ochëk: Vegetation

Woody bracket fungi often grow on trunks of dead and dying trees.

Woody bracket fungi often grow on trunks of dead and dying trees.

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High bush cranberries.

High bush cranberries.

Ferns and mosses on Klondike Hill.

Ferns and mosses on Klondike Hill.

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The flat part of Tr’ochëk is heavily vegetated with balsam poplar, alder and willow as well as various other shrubs and herbaceous plants. In the midst of the trees is a grassy, open meadow.

The cliffside is also well vegetated with alder, birch and black and white spruce. It has an interesting combination of dry adapted plants such as juniper and crocus as well as species found in cool, damp forest, such as fern and lingonberry (lowbush cranberry).