I worked on a wildland fire crew for a summer on the west coast of the USA. We had to cut down a large tree as it had been struck by lightning and was a danger to the others around it (trying to remember the species, I think it was a fir of some type but don’t quote me, it’s been a long while!). After the fire was out we ended up sitting on it over night to mop up and watch for hot spots, so we started counting rings. That tree was over 200 years old THE DAY COLUMBUS SET FOOT IN AMERICA. Massive, we had to request a specialist sawyer team with a ridiculously long bar on their saw, must have been 7 feet and required 2 men to use.
Washington State, USA
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