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A Great American Tree

I belong to an online community called American Grove .  I guess you would call us tree enthusiasts.  "Tree huggers" would be too narrow a term to describe all of the activities and interests there. American Grove is currently running a Great American Tree competition.  They describe what they are looking for: "It’s a landmark to your community, has a compelling story, or makes a huge environmental contribution. It personifies perseverance or is a testament to history. It’s grand and noble or small and dignified." When I discovered that the Pacific Northwest had not yet been represented in the submissions, I decided I better take care of that.  I submitted this photo of the ancient Douglas Fir that grows at the edge of the Sand Dune Forest in Deception Pass State Park.  At more than 850 years old, I believe this tree adequately meets the criteria.  It is also a favorite of mine.  I am always drawn to it whenever I visit West Beach and the sand dunes.  In th