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Naming a tree as the tallest adds a bit of romance, lore and human scale to the coastal forests that carpet the West End. The Duncan Cedar's name tells a story that reflects the lifestyle of the logging community found at Forks. Three loggers, the brothers Doug, Ed and Wiley Duncan, were felling trees on state land in the forest south of the Hoh River in Washington State when they found this giant western red cedar. They went out of their way to save this towering tree. A comment from Wiley Duncan sums up why. He said: "We may have cut bigger trees, but this one is truly a monarch." The effort of the Duncan brothers resulted in the huge tree being skipped by the loggers.
February 16th, 2011
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