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He spies no redwood trees

I enjoyed the article “Spying on Whidbey’s Sights” in the Weds, Oct. 10, issue of The Whidbey News-Times. I suspect that I am also one of many who checked out the article about Whidbey Island by Lindsay Moran in the Sept. 21st edition of The New York Times.

Lindsay Moran, a former CIA employee and author of the article, refers to the “tunnels of towering redwoods” on Whidbey Island in the first paragraph of the article. As far as I know, there are no redwoods on Whidbey Island; at least, no “towering tunnels” of them.

We have many Douglas firs and a number of madronas, in addition to a variety of other trees.

Sorry, Lindsay — no redwoods. I trust that you were more attentive to detail when you worked for the CIA.

Marv Klein

Oak Harbor

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