Large Old Cedar at Kalaloch, Washington


DSC_0117_A, originally uploaded by Jessa B.C..

This very large gnarly, old Western Red Cedar is located near kalaloch, Washington in the Olympic National Forest. The tree is impresive both for its great size and for the "Ent" like look of its twisted and gnarled trunk.

This tree is known as the Kalaloch Cedar.


another view of this tree

The Kalaloch Cedar, originally uploaded by rachel_thecat.

The Kalaloch Cedar, just off Highway 101 in the Olympic National Park

A sign at this tree reads…

Big Cedar
“Western redcedar has been the art and sinew of coastal Indian village life. The trunk is house plank and ocean-going canoe; branches are harpoon line; outer bark is diaper and bandage; inner bark is basket, clothing and mattress. Tree size expresses climate – heavy annual rainfall, and the nourishing damp of ocean fog. In a scramble for growing space other tree species are using the cedar as a standing nurselog.”


another view

Big Cedar Tree, originally uploaded by vagrantant.

2 comments:

thorshammers said...

nice pic, I did a painting of the tree a few years back.
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thomas peter said...

This very large gnarly, old Western Red Cedar is located near kalaloch, Washington in the Olympic National Forest.evergreens