Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sitka Spruce slice

This log is smack dab in the middle of downtown Forks, the Logging Capital of the World, as the sign says.
The sign says, "This Sitka Spruce log came from a tree which was 11 ft. 8 in. in diameter, or 37 ft. 1 in. in circumference, and 256 ft. tall. The tree was already 259 years old in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Sitka Spruce is native to the fog belt of North America's West Coast."

2 comments:

Jim said...

Did the try die and have to be cut down?

Forks and Forest said...

A lot of trees come down as a result of storms and age. We get some big and windy storms out here. I don't know the story of this particular tree, though.