Protect the endangered old-growth forests of British Columbia and ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province
 
Ancient Forest Alliance News
ancient forest alliance bc - old growth forest
space
AFA Menu
space
space
left edge

Back

VIDEO: Canada's Largest Spruce Tree - The San Juan Spruce!

October 15, 2010

Seen here is the San Juan Spruce tree. It is Canada's largest Sitka spruce tree and the second largest in the world! It grows on Vancouver Island alongside the San Juan River about 35 minutes from Port Renfrew, BC. The towering tree measures 38.3' in circumference, reaches 205' tall, and has a crown spread of 75'. By volume it contains 333 cubic meters of wood which is equal to 333 telephone poles!

Despite all of this the tree and surrounding forest has not been afforded any legislated protection from the BC Liberal government. We are calling on the province to protect the area of forest, both old-growth and second growth, from the San Juan Spruce to the nearby Red Creek fir.

GPS Location for the tree is:
lat = 48.5879222222,
lon = -124.186630556

AFA Video Channel


Top | Back

 

right edge
left edge

Home | News | Store | Photo & Video | Resources | Donate | Write a Letter | Ancient Forest Petition | About | Contact

Ancient Forest Alliance · Victoria Main PO, PO Box 8459, Victoria, BC, V8W 3S1 Canada · 250-896-4007 · info@ancientforestalliance.org

afa logo tree top
bottom corner

Protect the endangered old-growth forests of British Columbia and ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province

afa logo tree trunk
 

Copyright 2009- Ancient Forest Alliance   All Rights Reserved
Site developed by Larry Moss | Photos by TJ Watt | Logo by Alicia La Rue

 
space