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There were several "gates" on the site, but this one I found the most impressive. Trees like this still exist of course, but nobody cuts them down any more, because they are old growth, and are generally protected, or only grow in protected areas (the other areas having been logged off). To me it seems as if the left hand support comes from the base, the right hand support comes from further up, and the crossbeam from further up still, all from the one tree. Look closely and you will still see the scars on the trunk left by the bucking chains when the tree was dragged out from where it was logged. Imagine a whole valley filled with such trees and you will have a good idea of what an old-growth forest looked like. Trees this size and bulk are today worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (I'm told), so I wonder who got these baulks once the Habitat conference closed, for as with the sculptures, this too has vanished.
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  • Taken: Jan 11, 2014
  • Uploaded: Jan 11, 2014
  • Updated: May 4, 2019