SITKA — You probably already know about mountain ash trees. They’re all over Southeast Alaska, known for their red berries that attract flocks of birds
Here’s a story about a different kind of ash tree, one recently discovered in a big pile of volcanic debris.
Word came late summer of an unusual natural relic found by a young Sitkan, Blake LaPerriere. It was near the Mount Edgecumbe Volcano, just west of the Southeast city.
So a group of scientists and friends headed out for a look. University of Alaska botanist Kitty LaBounty says it was a scramble.