Mt. St. Helens/Silver-fir

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Some small trees in the blowdown zone, such as these young silver fir, were buried under late-winter snowbanks and survived the blast. These survivors provided shade and shelter in the early years after the eruption (photo by Charlie Crisafulli).

Some small trees in the blowdown zone, such as these young silver fir, were buried under late-winter snowbanks and survived the blast. These survivors provided shade and shelter in the early years after the eruption (photo by Charlie Crisafulli).