Canada: 800-year-old cedar removed from BC's Carmanah Walbran PP after botched attempt to illegally cut it down

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 19, 2012 (ENS) - The Wilderness Committee and the British Columbia Government Employees Union are offering a C$5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for poaching an 800 year-old red cedar in a provincial park on Vancouver Island's southwest coast.

Located near the parking lot of Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, the giant cedar was nearly felled by illegal loggers last year. The poachers cut 80 percent of the way through the tree but were unsuccessful in toppling it.

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