Welcome to the Stumpery. These massive tree stumps originated on the Olympic Peninsula, where large groves of old-growth cedar have grown since the last ice age retreated 12,000 years ago.
Stumps and logs provide valuable habitats for a broad range of species, from fungi, to invertebrates, birds, and mammals. The stumps you see here were 250−500-year-old trees when they died. They were removed from areas undergoing tree harvesting and reforestation and were transported and installed in this landscape to help tell the story of the Pacific Northwest forest ecosystem.
Click on an image to learn about the species that live at the Stumpery.
Ready for more? Use the map to collect your bearings and navigate to the next stop, just ahead of you in the mid-corridor.