The boreal forest took root 10,000 years ago as the glaciers receded and soil began to form. While it covers 50 percent of the country’s land mass, in many areas the accumulated soil is less than twenty-five centimetres thick above solid rock. Photograph by Eamon Mac Mahon (eamonmacmahon.com).
For the complete photo essay, check out “Amazon of the North" at TheWalrus.ca.
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