Sad day in Oregon

tree sketch

A ferocious wind storm has killed the oldest tree in Oregon and the oldest Sitka Spruce tree in the US. The tree was known as “The Klootchy Creek Giant”

* Height: 200 feet
* Diameter: 17 feet
* Circumference: 673 inches or 56 feet
* Crown spread: 93 feet
* Age: Estimated 500 to 750 years old. The tree started as a seedling shortly after the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215.

This is not the Klootchy Creek Giant


5 thoughts on “Sad day in Oregon”

  1. Isn’t it amazing how long some trees have been around! They are the wise ones, I think: not us.

    Beautiful drawing here. The lines are delicate but yet the tree feels very solid.


  2. Thanks all.

    David, I have a few Tombow pens and Copic markers in shades of grey and I use waterbrushes for filed sketching. I’ll check out your blog. Thanks for visiting.


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