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Adak, Alaska: National Forest with One Tree

"Adak National Forest" exists only as a sign in front of what began as a solitary tree, planted years ago to boost the morale of the military personnel stationed on this remote, mostly treeless, island.

Hillside Blvd, Adak, AK
Not connected by roads to the mainland. From Bayshore Hwy turn west onto Hillside Blvd. You'll quickly see the sign on the right, in front of the lonely tree.
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Adak National Forest.

Adak National Forest

This "national forest" was planted years ago to boost the morale of the military personnel stationed on the island. They put up Christmas lights and someone added a sign to commemorate the forest, and it remains to this day. There is also a pet cemetery next to the forest.

[Steve Herold, 09/23/2020]

Adak is Alaska's southernmost town, but it's halfway across the roadless Bering Sea. Cold, cloudy, and very windy. Most of it is tundra. The military left in 1997.

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