Mr. Darvel Lloyd

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darvellloyd
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Mr. Darvel Lloyd

Post by darvellloyd » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:08 pm

Hi, I'm Darvel Lloyd, age 72 (retired) from Portland, OR, and am a hopeless big (and old) tree nut! I suppose my twin brother (Darryl) and I first developed a passion for hiking in ancient forests as kids, when our forester father took us on timber cruises and showed us the world's largest Douglas fir near Seaside, OR, which he discovered and saved from the saw. Unfortunately the "Clatsop Fir" blew down in a freak 1962 windstorm! These days, we take great delight in hiking in (and photographing) what few ancient forests still exist in the country, always on the lookout for "champion" trees. We also love to educate others about their existence, and we continue to advocate strongly for their preservation--especially if they aren't located in established Wildernesses, Research Natural Areas, or parks. [album]
My father, Leslie D. Lloyd,at "his" giant Douglas fir. Photo from the late 1930's.
My father, Leslie D. Lloyd,at "his" giant Douglas fir. Photo from the late 1930's.
My brother at the "Screaming Titans", Prairie Creek Redwoods (near Mill Cr.), CA.
My brother at the "Screaming Titans", Prairie Creek Redwoods (near Mill Cr.), CA.
Darvel at the largest Douglas fir near the Portland (OR) metro area--at Oxbow Regional Park, 2014.
Darvel at the largest Douglas fir near the Portland (OR) metro area--at Oxbow Regional Park, 2014.

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John Harvey
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Re: Mr. Darvel Lloyd

Post by John Harvey » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:05 pm

Darvel,
Welcome aboard. I'm very familiar with the tree your father found from old photos and reading about it in different publications. Very cool!
John D Harvey (JohnnyDJersey)

East Coast and West Coast Big Tree Hunter

"If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully." - Matt Fox

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Re: Mr. Darvel Lloyd

Post by darvellloyd » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:27 am

Wonderful, Johnny -- keep on hunting for those champion trees!

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