Sunday, January 1, 2012

Kiidk'yaas - The Golden Spruce.


Also known as Kiidk'yaas - This Golden Spruce had the honor of being the first tree planted into the Plantmad Garden, January 1st 2012! Bentham's Gold is the cultivar name given to the original tree that grew on the banks of the Yakoun River & was sacred to the people of the Haida Indian Nation, British Columbia. In 1997 it was illegally felled by a lunatic political protester. Thankfully scion wood had already been taken from this plant by the University of British Columbia & so clones of this plant live on as 'Bentham's Sunlight'.
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