At a recent trip to the Olympic National Rainforest I saw the worlds largest Sitka Spruce. Its really breathtaking to see such a tall and wide tree. I can imagine by stretching my own mind on how far reaching and strong the roots of this tree are. The roots we saw on the surface are large, but as they go deep into the ground, how far might they spread and how interconnected they might be? This tree has been growing for a 1000 years and sustaining life around it in multiple ways. We saw a bird going in and out of 1 of the knot holes and wondered if it had a nest in there.