August challenge: a very big tree

We’re pretty busy at the moment and working through a blog backlog.  We’ve been circling Olympic National Park for the last four days, and parts of it are remote enough that there is little or no network service.  If I’m going to add to the backlog and go to the bother of putting up a post for the challenge, it better be for a good reason.

I think I’ve found a worthy subject though, so I’d better share it: The world’s largest known Sitka Spruce.  190 feet tall, 59 foot circumference, about a thousand years old.  Big tree.

I’m not even sure it’s the biggest tree here though.  Douglas firs will grow even larger, and there are some true giants here.  You can see them for yourself, at Lake Quinault Lodge.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

5 response to "August challenge: a very big tree"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: August 11, 2019

    Could be an elephant foot.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 11, 2019

    That is a humongous tree!
    Douglas Firs grow straight as an arrow.
    The Lodge looks really really nice!

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