(en) golden spruce

Dave Cull (dcull@mail.island.net)
Thu, 30 Jan 97 16:22:36

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============================================================== ================== From: amundsen@breeze.net (Maiden Mother) Subject: World's Only Golden Spruce has been felled, Please forward! Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 20:47:03 +0000 Message-ID: <amundsen-2801972047050001@>

There is only one spruce tree that is clearly known to exhibit a Golden pigmentation instead of the typical green foliage. This tree approximately 1.5 meters in diameter was felled on January 22, 1997. The reasons for this act of violence appears to be linked to passions regarding the general state of the disappearing old growth temperate rain forets in Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands which lie off the west coast of Canada immediately south of Alaska.

The Golden Spruce was located in a thin belt of Old Growth forest in an area claimed by MacMillan Bloedel under their provincial tree farm license. The Yakoun river passes immediately beside the plant. This area is approximately two meters above sea level.

Temperatures are hovering just below freezing.

In the past numerous attempts have been made to generate new growth from clippings. No successes have been reported.

We, members of the Haida Nation are seeking to connect with any persons who may have advice or assistance to offer in a last attempt to generate growth from this unique plant. As of this date please either email me and I shall forward you thought on to a technical review team once we have established those persons.


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