Burmis Tree - This rare Limber Pine is one of the most famous and most photographed trees in Alberta (some say the most photographed tree in the world). It was sentenced to perch on a ridge along Highway 3, in Southern Alberta, Canada, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains (11 km (6 mi.) E of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre), for over 300 years. Its needles were lost in 1978; Chinook winds toppled it in 1998; it was vandalized in 2004. It suffers by living, by acts of love, and by acts of violence. Unfortunately, the Burmis Tree is the only point of interest left of the once prosperous coal mining and lumber town of Burmis.