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Devastated: The world’s largest known organism is in Utah—and it’s dying

Matthew D. LaPlante and Paul Christiansen
PUBLISHED BY: Salt Lake City Weekly ON November 20, 2013
AAAS Kavli Award

There was a boy named Gary here, in 1984. He carved his name into the bark of an aspen tree, and, next to that, the name of his lover, Lori. Then, hedging his bets against beavers and beetles, fires and foresters, he did it again. And again. And again. …

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