Sitka Spruce - Sooke Region Museum - Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team
N 48° 23.094 W 123° 42.426
10U E 447647 N 5359323
Quick Description: Located at the Sooke Region Museum at 2070 Phillips Road in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 11/29/2013 1:50:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMJKH5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
A sign beside the round describes its history:
This round of Sitka Spruce was cut in 1987 from a tree felled in 1979 near the Carmanah Valley. This tree's life began in 1501, resulting in 478 growth rings. The Sitka Spruce is located predominantly along the coast of British Columbia. Sitka Spruce average 70 metres in height and can reach up to 93 metres. The bark is thin, scaly and is brown or purplish grey in colour. The needles are blue-green in colour and are stiff and sharp. The wood is soft and light and is used for general construction, shipbuilding, plywood, musical instruments and airplane construction.
A sign mounted on the round identifies world events that happened throughout the tree's history:
  • 1501 A.D. - Tree's life begins
  • 1558 A.D. - Queen Elizabeth I ascends the throne of England
  • 1608 A.D. - Samuel Champlain founds Quebec City
  • 1648 A.D. - The construction of the Taj Mahal in India was completed at the cost of an estimated 32 million Rupees
  • 1661 A.D. - The first modern bank notes are issued in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1687 A.D. - Isaac Newton publishes his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, considered to be the most influential book in the history of science
  • 1700-1730 A.D. - The Golden Age of Piracy was rife in the Caribbean, influencing trade in the world's main centres
  • 1725 A.D. - Tsar Peter the Great of Russia dies. His efforts as ruler transform Russia into a modern state
  • 1740 A.D. - Frederick the Great comes to power in Prussia
  • 1759 A.D. - The British defeat the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham just outside of Quebec City
  • 1776 A.D. - U.S. declaration of Independence in Philadelphia
  • 1789-1799 A.D. - French Revolution
  • 1810 A.D. - The University of Berlin, the world's first research University, is founded. Among its students and faculty are Hegel, Marx, and Bismarck
  • 1867 A.D. - Canada created by Confederation
  • 1917-1921 A.D. - Russian Revolution establishes Communism in Russia
  • 1945 A.D. - World War II ends with Allied Victory
Location Name and/or Address:
Sooke Region Museum 2070 Phillips Road Sooke, BC

Tree Species: Sitka Spruce

Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors

Entry Fee or Requirements: No

Availablility: Available at all times, during daylight hours

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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