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this is not the most fantastic picture but is a memorial to a memory of standing beneath her branches with friends!

The Sitka Spruce, a species new to science, was described in detail by Meriwether Lewis on Tuesday, February 4, 1806:
" there are several species of fir in this neighborhood which I shall describe as well as my slender botanical skill will enable me… grows to immense size; very commonly 27 feet in the girth six feet above the surface of the earth, and in several instances we have found them as much as 36 feet in the girth or 12 feet diameter perfectly solid and entire. they frequently rise to the height of 230 feet, and one hundred and twenty or 30 of that height without a limb."

Modern-day explorers can view a Giant Sitka at Klootchy Creek Park, Oregon. Klootchy Creek Giant – aka the Seaside Spruce- is a Sitka Spruce that stands 216 feet tall, measures 56 feet in circumference and has a crown that spreads 93 feet. That makes if the biggest tree in the State of Oregon and the biggest Sitka Spruce in the Country. The Klootchy giant has been named Oregon’s first Heritage Tree, a program that recognizes trees for their connection to Oregon History.

Nation’s Largest Sitka Spruce Dies In Oregon Storm

By Joseph Friedrichs, 12-04-07

Mourning friends in Oregon.

So just how powerful is the storm currently raging its way across Oregon?

Well, among many other means of destruction, it’s strong enough to rip down the nation’s largest Sitka spruce tree. The Oregon Department of Forestry reports that the 206-foot tree in Klootchy Creek County Park, also known as “Klootchy,” has indeed tumbled to its death.

According to Paul Ries at ODF, the 700-year-old spruce snapped about 75 feet from the ground. In perhaps the most poignant quote ever, Ries simply says: “The tree will now die.”

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