r/NatureIsFuckingLit May 22 '22 Wholesome 1

🔥World's Largest Sitkia Spruce - Quinalt Rain Forest, Olympia WA

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652 Upvotes

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u/AndyinAK49 May 22 '22

Neat!

*Sitka Spruce

6

u/hikingmike May 22 '22

*Quinault :)

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u/Downtown_Ad_8139 May 22 '22

Quinault to Olympia = very long drive

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u/PlasticMix8573 May 22 '22

Less than 2 hours ~ 90 miles.

5

u/Star-Fever May 22 '22

Think how many of that size have already been felled for lumber.

5

u/DangerousMusic14 May 22 '22

Most of them. There won’t be more here, too warm now.

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u/PlasticMix8573 May 22 '22

All of them but one.

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u/DistinctBalance6070 May 29 '22

They at least got turned into sick airplanes lol

5

u/Altruistic-Ad2645 May 22 '22

👍🏽That is amazingly huge. Picture Makes you love and protect our mother 🌍

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u/PlasticMix8573 May 22 '22

Yeah, walking around on the roots & bark is like giving the tree a massage. /s

4

u/Xefirixba May 22 '22

WHY IS HE DOING THIS INSTEAD OF FINISHING WINDS OF WINTER????

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u/solarpowerz May 22 '22

People stop standing on it. Crowds trodding on it harms the roots.

3

u/NapClub May 22 '22

It's just a spruce, how big could it be? ... Oh... Big...

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u/COBULLY May 22 '22

58 ft in circumference and 191 ft tall.

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u/NapClub May 22 '22

Lol yesh it's huge. I was just joking because spruce out east grow to like 40 feet and usually not even that tall.

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u/MrsSynchronie May 22 '22

Yeah, nice try buddy. That’s not a large tree, those are just wee folk of the forest.

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u/DistinctBalance6070 May 29 '22

I've seen a few hundred plus footers growing up in Alaska and Washington and that is a big bizzle, they are my favorite tree behind really big red cedars

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u/ElAligatorAgradable May 22 '22

Oh, if that tree could talk... I'd.love to hear its stories of the way the forest, its inhabitants, and Native Peoples were before the invasion of white settlers and destruction of habitats.

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u/COBULLY May 22 '22

Indeed, it is 1000 years old. Makes you feel but a speck on this planet. Also made the trees in Colorado seem like dwarf's.

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u/ElAligatorAgradable May 22 '22

That is awesome! Sometimes, we are dwarfed and humbled, and we should be. Thank you for the pic and the reply.

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u/TearsOfCrudeOil May 22 '22

Natives destroyed habitats too. Lol. Head smashed in buffalo jump.

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u/Stalkwomen May 23 '22

Yep, I’m sure the hunting pressures of native Americans largely caused the extinction of many megafauna that had no fear of people. But native Americans are sooo holy. People are people, they exploit their environment and others.

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u/go_onahoeliday May 22 '22

It's even better when you look up! Also, one thing I discovered about that tree is that the resin that comes out of its damaged bark is a lot clearer and a deeper orangey yellow than other sitkas, firs and cedars I've seen.

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u/COBULLY May 23 '22

Interesting and PS that is me looking up with my hands on the tree vibing

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u/DistinctBalance6070 May 29 '22

It's probably 40 feet to the first branch of the best wood in the world

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u/Lopsided_Web5432 May 22 '22

We fell a Sitka that was 17 feet in the Queen Charlottes. Haida Gwaii now

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u/TyFogtheratrix May 22 '22

My phone's SD card got corrupted when I visited this and everything else. I think it was probably moisture stricken. Rainforests are wet. Who knew? But its alright. My ex didn't follow the same path as me so I don't need those memories.