Exploring Ancient Cedar Trees of the Pacific Northwest
With a passion for uncovering nature's hidden gems, tree hunter Wall Watt travels throughout the Pacific Northwest in search of ancient cedar trees.
With a passion for uncovering nature‘s hidden gems, tree hunter Wall Watt travels throughout the Pacific Northwest in search of ancient cedar trees.
A centuries-old cedar tree located among the towering Douglas firs of the Olympic Peninsula is the latest discovery of Watt‘s journey. These trees are typically located in damp, shaded areas of the forests, where they can slowly and gracefully grow tall.
Watt notes that these trees are a marvel of sustainability. They are resilient, strong, and able to endure the ever-changing climatic conditions of the region. The cedar‘s wood is highly sought after in Native American cultures, as it is typically used to construct canoes, totem poles, and various other ceremonial artifacts.
Although large cedar trees can be found throughout the Northwest, Watt believes that the Olympic Peninsula is home to some of the oldest and largest specimens. He notes that their size is almost indescribable, and when he takes in the sights and smells of these ancient trees, he experiences a sense of wonder.
In order to protect these magnificent trees, Watt plans to create a conservation center in the area. He hopes that this will inspire more people to become acquainted with the incredible trees and other nature wonders of the region.