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Visit the "Big Trees of the Tanner Lakes Basin" with Siskiyou Field Institute

Selma, OR – The Siskiyou Mountains of southwest Oregon are home to some spectacular conifers, and students enrolled in Siskiyou Field Institute’s upcoming Big Trees of the Tanner Lakes Basin class will have an opportunity to meet several of these “big trees” up close and personal on Saturday, July 21st.
 
The class, taught by Frank Callahan, will visit three trees: a newly recognized National Champion Brewer’s Spruce, a gnarled twin-spired State Champion Incense Cedar, and an impressive Douglas-fir that has been dubbed a “future champion” the Portland-based big tree measuring team Ascending the Giants. Students will also learn about how the interrelationships of site, soil and altitude interact to create the extremely high level of conifer diversity found in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains.
 
Tuition for Big Trees of the Tanner Lakes Basin is $50, and advanced registration is required! For more information about Big Trees of the Tanner Lakes Basin, or about Siskiyou Field Institute’s 2012 field season, call the Institute at (541) 597-8530 or visit them online at www.thesfi.org.





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