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Western redcedar 'Quinault Lake Redcedar' close to Lake Quinault Resort

This page contains specific information about Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) '4227', which can be found close to Lake Quinault Resort in Lake Quinault (Grays Harbor County).

This tree is called "Quinault Lake Redcedar". The tree can be found near the northwest shore of Quinault Lake north of Aberdeen, Washington, about 34 km (21 miles) from the Pacific Ocean. It is near Higley Creek in the southwest corner of Olympic National Park. It is the largest western redcedar in volume; the total wood volume is 500 m3 or 17,650 ft3 according to Robert van Pelt in Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast. It is also the largest of all trees in Washington State and the largest tree appart from Sequoiadendron giganteum and Sequoia sempervirens. Only Tana Mahuta, the largest Agathis australis in New Zealand, is (including all branches) about as large.

The girth of the tree is 18.70 m measured at a height of 1.37 m (1993, Robert Van Pelt). Its height is exactly 53.00 m (1993, laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder), Robert Van Pelt).

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The photos are provided by Wsiegmund, Joel Skok, and chrishoh.

Lake Quinault Resort, picture by Joel Skok

Picture taken by Lord Whimsy

Lake Quinault Resort, picture by Wsiegmund

Lake Quinault Resort, picture by chrishoh

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