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Towering near-record Sitka spruce located near Port Renfrew

CHEK News - Andy Neal, December 15, 2017

Towering near-record Sitka spruce located near Port Renfrew
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Sun shines through the moss and ferns in the unprotected FernGully Grove near Port Renfrew.
Photo by TJ Watt - Ancient Forest Alliance

Port Renfrew is billed as Canada’s Tall Tree Capital, and the latest find is helping to enforce the nickname.

The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) says they located an 11-foot diameter Sitka spruce tree that is the tenth widest Sitka spruce in Canada, according to the BC Big Tree Registry.

AFA says they found the massive tree in one of the last unprotected stands of old-growth Sitka spruce groves on Vancouver Island, nicknamed FernGully Grove, near Port Renfrew.

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