Protection Sought For Old Cedar Near Cannon Beach

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th July NewsCannon Beachcedar tree
The Clatsop County board passed a resolution urging the Oregon Department of Forestry to preserve a 152-foot tall Western red cedar as a state treasure. The tree is estimated to be more than 800 years old. It grows on a 286-acre parcel of state land near Cannon Beach. The Daily Astorian reports the resolution Wednesday asks that the parcel be designated as a high-value conservation area. Astoria District Forester Tom Savage says the land is already designated as a marbled murrelet management area, and any landowner has to comply with Endangered Species Act protections for the seabird that nests in old-growth trees.

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