June 21, 2012 | Volume 42, No.25

Checking out a legacy yellow cedar near Piedad

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Renee and Wesley Hoffman count rings on a 70-year-old yellow cedar that fell during November\'s heavy snows. A $1 million study that includes a test plot in Haines is aimed at determining whether species like cedars will move north in numbers with global climate change. The Hoffman\'s cedar tree was planted by pioneer farm wife Minnie Vermiere. See full story in this week\'s online edition of the CVN. Tom Morphet photo.