An ancient 500 year old spruce
This is a graft of Kiidk'yaas, also known as the Golden Spruce, Picea sitchensis aurea. Want to know more? Read "The Golden Spruce" by John Vaillant, or http://www.gohaidagwaii.ca/blog/the-golden-spruce-trail-port-clements
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Above Hart's Cove
Picea sitchensis, the Sitka spruce, is a large coniferous evergreen tree growing to almost 100 m tall, and with a trunk diameter at breast height that can exceed 5 m (see List of superlative trees. It is by far the largest species of spruce; and the fifth largest conifer in the world (behind giant sequoia, coast redwood, kauri and western redcedar); and the third tallest conifer species (after coast redwood and coast Douglas-fir). The Sitka spruce...