Tag Archive: old-growth forest

Sep 01

Book Review: The Golden Spruce


I’ve just finished reading The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant (2005). It tells the story of Grand Hadwin, who sawed down the Golden Sitka in British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands in 1997. The tree was a unique Sitka Spruce with golden needles — a “freak of nature” …

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