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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nature Video by Ancient Forest Alliance ~ Giant Cheewhat Tree on Vancouver Island B.C.

Ancient Forest Alliance ~ Giant Cheewhat Tree  on Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park B.C.. Canada's largest tree, a western redcedar named the Cheewhat Giant growing in a remote location near Cheewhat Lake within Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on southerwestern Vancouver Island. The tree measures over 6 meters (20 feet) in trunk diameter, 56 meters (182 feet) in height, and 450 cubic meters in timber volume (or 450 regular telephone poles worth of wood). Luckily the tree, discovered in 1988, is within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, which was created in 1971.

The video clip also shows new clearcuts and giant stumps of red cedar trees, some over 4 meters (14 feet) in diameter in the Klanawa Valley adjacent to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and also near the Carmanah-Walbran Provincial Park, a short distance to the south.

Satellite photos show that about 75% of the original, productive old-growth forests on Vancouver Island have been logged, including 90% of the valley bottoms where the largest trees grow and most biodiversity is found. On southern Vancouver Island, south of Barkley Sound, about 87% of the original, productive old-growth forests have been logged.

See "before" and "after" old-growth forest maps at:http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/old-growth-maps.php

Visit the Ancient Forest Alliance website athttp://www.ancientforestalliance.org 

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