By Dan Shapley
The Forest Service will abide by a judge's ruling and spare Giant Sequoia National Monument from additional logging. The ruling had rebuffed the Bush Administration's attempt to increase the size and number of tree that could be cut in a forest that contains the world's largest trunks -- up to 270 feet high and 30 feet in diameter. The Giant Sequoia National monument and forest boast "majestic granite monoliths, glacier-torn canyons, roaring whitewater, and lush meadows" along with awe-inspiring tree trunks. The federal judge sought to protect the unique American landscape from one-time profit taking, according to a June 12 article in the San Francisco Chronicle.