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Because of the large amount of rainfall here the Sitka Spruce trees do not need t grow deep taproots. This makes then vulnerable to the high winds that frequently accompany winter storms here. When one of this massive trees topple they sometimes take neighboring trees with them. These downed trees provide an ideal environment for spruce and hemlock seedlings continuing the circle of life.

Address: 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 565-3100
Website: http://www.nps.gov/olym

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  • Written Oct 25, 2011
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