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Nuu-k’wii-daa-naa~-ye’ Sitka Spruce

Posted on: June 11th, 2021 in Heritage Tree Details |

This tree, located in Regatta Park in Lincoln City, is a remnant of an ancient coastal forest cared for by indigenous peoples since time immemorial. Oregon industries logged most of these giants at the turn of 20th century, reserving this tree to seed a new forest and witness the development of Lincoln City. In 2018, the community named the tree Nuu-k’wii-daa-naa~-ye’ —“Our Ancestor” in the local Siletz Dee-ni language—to honor its importance to communities past and present.

Please enjoy this wonderful video produced by Outdoor History, on the tree’s history and the Sitka Spruce received its name.