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This former champion Pacific madrone grew on an open knoll in Humboldt County, California, and was called the Council Madrone after the many councils between the coastal and interior Indian tribes that took place beneath its protective crown. Purchased in 1975 by the Save the Redwoods League and gifted to the California State Park system, it was sundered by a windstorm in February 2000, yet its remains and root sprouts are protected.

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