Ancient cedar felled

By Rob Gibson
November 16, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

A photo of an ancient red cedar being cut down on Vancouver Island is sparking outrage among conservation groups. The Wilderness Committee has received a photo of a record-sized ancient red cedar tree being cut down. The exact location and date when the tree was harvested is not clear but it is believed to be somewhere on northern Vancouver Island. “The fact that companies are cutting down the last of them highlights the unsustainable nature of old-growth logging and the fact that some companies are not willing to change course. BC needs a law to protect remaining old-growth forests,” said Torrance Coste, Vancouver Island Campaigner with the Wilderness Committee. The tree appears to be as big or even bigger than other record-sized members of its species.

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