"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." John Muir, Scottish-American Naturalist.
Alpine Larch, Tamarack, Lyall Larch or if you really know your stuff, Larix Lyallii. Whatever name you go by the brilliance and colour that transpires as the Alpine Larches soft green needles turn golden and fall each Autumn, is that kind of jaw-dropping natural beauty that simply strengthens the soul. Alpine Larches grow at high altitudes - 1800 to 2400m - and are native to the Purcells, southern Selkirks and Rocky Mountains, which is why you find stands of the trees throughout the Pine forests stretching out from Panorama's summit.