From Sea to Tree


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From Sea to Tree is part of the Tofino Float'em Garden. I wanted to tell the story of the ecological relationship linking the ocean, salmon, streams, and forests - a compelling lesson about ecosystem connectivity. As salmon move from stream to sea and eventually back again, they replenish the streams, riparian forests and an astonishing array of fish, birds, invertebrates, amphibians and mammals. Marine debris can have a strangely similar cycle. It’s often washed into streams that carry it down to the ocean. Eventually it either sinks or is transported by the currents until it ends up back on land. Along the way, the debris is tragically ingested by a host of fish, birds, invertebrates and mammals.