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Tofino, 800 Year Old Elk Cedar,, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada CM1-05

Tofino, 800 Year Old Elk Cedar,, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada CM1-05

Description : Visit and hug the Eik Cedar Tree, the mascot of Tofino and arguably the most famous tree in Canada. The 800-year-old Western Red Cedar was condemned after the detection of a column of decay inside the trunk. A felling permit was issued and the chainsaw gang arrived. However, the citizens of Tofino came together to save the last example of the ancient old-growth trees that once covered the peninsula where Tofino now stands. In the middle of the standoff, two Tofino residents climbed eighty feet into the tree to spend the next 28 days in the tree,s canopy. Engineers and Arborists conspired to find a way to preserve the Eik Cedar Tree. In summer 2002 the tree was finally fitted with a specially designed metal girdle with ground anchors and steel rods embedded in the bed rock.

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