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Giant Trees of Western America and the World

By: Al Carder

152 pages, drawings

Harbour Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #166317 | ISBN: 1550173634
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Including some that are thousands of years old and over 400 feet high, this collection of giant trees presents examples from each of the most noteworthy tree species Dr Al Carder found. Featuring over 40 scale drawings, it outlines the intriguing characteristics of each species, as well as the histories of famous trees.

Featuring more than 40 scale drawings, this collection of giant trees outlines the intriguing characteristics of each species. Carder also describes the histories of famous trees, including the stump of a B.C. western red cedar so wide that eight men and women danced a quadrille on it in 1887. Carder's enthusiasm and expertise informs and entertains even as he urges readers to appreciate and protect what is left of these fascinating 'monsters of the past.'
--"Nanaimo News Bulletin"


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