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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:54 PM

This tree has stood here for 500 years. Will it be sold for $17,500?

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This tree has stood here for 500 years. Will it be sold for $17,500?

By Juliet Eilperin
Photos and video by Salwan Georges
Dec. 30, 2021

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TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, Alaska — The Sitka spruce soaring more than 180 feet skyward has stood on this spot on Prince of Wales Island for centuries. While fierce winds have contorted the towering trunks of its neighbors, the spruce’s trunk is ramrod straight. Standing apart from the rest of the canopy, it ascends to the height of a 17-story building.

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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:04 PM

1. Yea, but the money....

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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:20 PM

2. Won't being in a national forest help its survival?

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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:17 PM

4. Thank you for sharing this. I can't read it otherwise.

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