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Cheewhat Giant
Species Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
Location Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada
Height 55.5 m (182 ft)
Diameter 6.1 m (20 ft)
Volume of trunk 449 m3 (15,900 cu ft)

Cheewhat Giant, also known as the Cheewhat Lake Cedar, is a large western red cedar (Thuja plicata) tree located within Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest living Western redcedar, the largest known tree in Canada and one of the largest in the world.


The tree was discovered in 1988 within the already established Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It was named after nearby Cheewhat Lake. With the death of the (17,650 cu ft (500 m3)) Quinault Lake Cedar in 2016, the Cheewhat Lake tree became the world's largest living Western redcedar.

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