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Postby KoutaR » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:42 am

Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Recent Clear Cut [on Vancouver Island]

The second largest known Douglas-fir tree in Canada was recently discovered by big tree defenders on Vancouver Island. Named "Big Lonely Doug" by the Ancient Forest Alliance members that found it, this magnificent tree has been left stranded in the middle of a 2012 clear cut by forest liquidators Teal-Jones.


http://vancouverislandbigtrees.blogspot ... -tree.html

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Postby KoutaR » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:29 am

More photos:

http://www.tjwatt.com/big-lonely-doug-climb/

(Click the first photo for further photos.)

And a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxPlKVK8RLM

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#3)  Re: Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Rece

Postby Lucas » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:05 pm

I was vaguely aware of this so the details are good to know.

Thanks  for the update.
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#4)  Re: Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Rece

Postby Rand » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:16 pm

Reminds me of the sad tribute to the Duncan/Nolan creek Cedar in Thomas Pakenham "Remarkable Trees of the World"

               
                       
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"In 1938 the Federal Government in Washington DC agreed, after a long bettering from conservationists, to carve out a national park 3000 miles away on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. This saved from the loggers four rain-swept river valleys, rich in old growth forests - the Bogachiel, the Hoh, the Queets, and the Quninalt. But, as so often happened in the Pacific north-west, on both sides of the Canadian-US border, the boundaries of the new park were deliberately designed to exclude much of the best old-growth forests.
The Nolan Creek cedar grew in the heart of an ancient forest west of the park. less than 30 years ago, loggers were licensed by the state to clear-fell the whole area. When the chainsaw reached this western read cedar (Thuja plicata) and people realized that it was the third largest red cedar in the world (it's 178 feet tall with a volume of 15,300 cubic feet) even the loggers' spirits failed. Generously they agreed to preserve this single tree - worth, they say, the huge sum of $25,000.
And there is stands today. If the loggers hoped the tree would show their hearts were in the right place, they knew little about trees. Of course the giant could not survive the fierce winds of the clearcut. First the mosses and lichens, then the tree itself, began to die. Now it is a bleached skeleton with few living branches. There is a message there, I am sure, that the public can not miss. How futile is it to make this mean sort of compromise, rather than saving the whole watershed . . . Imagine trying to preserve this king of the forest, when all his kingdom lies in ruin. Soon his bones, too, will lie at Nolan Creek."
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#5)  Re: Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Rece

Postby KoutaR » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:59 am

You can sign an online petition for BC's remaning ancient forests here:
http://ancientforestpetition.com/
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#6)  Re: Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Rece

Postby mdvaden » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:29 pm

That big Doug Fir looks really out of place, but it is still a beauty.

The photographs show were well-done. I like the frame where the men are in the foreground dwarfing the same tree in the distance.

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#7)  Re: Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Rece

Postby earlecj » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:18 am

Cool tree, definitely worth a visit. Maybe it will make it. The Red Creek tree has held up despite life in a clearcut, and a decent forest is regrowing around it to help protect it from windthrow. Ditto for the Nolan Creek tree. By the way, the quote about the Nolan Ck tree above is inaccurate in many ways... Olympic National Park became a national monument long before it became a national park (though it's true that the park was smaller than the monument, with some valleys opened up to logging); the debate about national park designation was hotly fought on home ground in Washington, not back in DC; the tree, like many forest interior OG cedars, bore rather limited live foliage even when its forest was cut; it now has a 30-yr-old forest stand surrounding it and seems to have survived the greatest challenges of life in a clearcut; in fact its greatest risk is from visitors, who trample roots and threaten the few remaining strips of live bark; like most cedars, it has always been at relatively low risk of windthrow. It is sad and somewhat bizarre to see these giant trees alone in clearcuts, and it is a great risk to them, but it is often a passing thing. Many giant trees have lived long enough to see several generations of forest come and go.

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#8)  Re: Canada's 2nd Biggest Douglas-fir Tree Identified in Rece

Postby KoutaR » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:56 am

It is said to be "the second largest known Douglas-fir tree in Canada". Is there a volume estimate?
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