Christine Osborne, Rodney Greeno, Debora Threedy and Mike Medberry examine a gigantic Douglas fir, which was on display Wednesday at the Ladies Literary Building, 850 E. South Temple, brought to Salt Lake City by the "Ancient Forest Rescue Expedition." The tree was growing before Columbus reached America. The 30-by-7-foot log is being hauled around the country to draw attention to the plight of forests. After only a century of logging, more than 90 percent of the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest are gone, say conservationists.
By Deseret News