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Forest Alliance names old growth trees after Premier

The Ancient Forest Alliance is naming a recently found grove of near record-size old growth trees the "Christy Clark Grove."

CFAX 1070 - Sheila Gardner, April 20, 2012

Forest Alliance names old growth trees after Premier
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The Giant Clark towers over other mighty trees in the Christy Clark Grove near Port Renfrew. In honour of Earth Day, the Ancient Forest Alliance is naming a recently found grove of near record-size old growth trees the "Christy Clark Grove." Ken Wu with the Ancient Forest Alliance tells us the reason behind the naming.

"We're hoping to motivate Premier Clark to protect the Christy Clark Grove. It would be unfortunate if she were to allow a grove named after her to get cut down. And, more importantly, I'm hoping that she will develop a plan to protect endangered old growth forests across BC."

Wu says already 75 per cent of Vancouver Island's productive old-growth forests have been logged, including 90 per cent of the biggest trees in the valley bottoms.

Read more:   http://www.cfax1070.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5982:main-local-news-template&catid=45:mainlocal-news&Itemid=155


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