Farthest North Spruce Tree murdered by axeman

In Coldfoot, Alaska, an anonymous vandal has savaged a tourist attraction. The celebrated Farthest North Spruce Tree on the Alaska Pipeline , a popular tourist stop, was mortally damaged in July when an unknown axeman chipped away an expanse of bark around the tree. There are no clues to the identity of the deranged Bunyan(s).

Tour groups and travelers would often stop to pose next to the tree's claim-to-fame sign. Coldfoot is 120 miles above the Arctic Circle, on the Dalton Highway, the only US road that crosses the northernmost tree line. [Thanks for Robot Greg for the tip]

[08/16/2004]
Address:
Dalton Hwy, Coldfoot, AK
Directions:
Between mileposts 235 and 237 on the Dalton Hwy. Roughly 69 miles north of the hamlet of Coldfoot, and 120 miles above the Arctic Circle.
Hours:
Murdered by vandals in 2004.
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