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Item#: XXXX
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Assigned Site Site Director Research Head Assigned Task Force
USTNCL-Site-59 Malton Teymunov Anthony Drammond MTF E-12

A section of forest affected by SCP-XXXX.


Containment perimeter (red) and security cordon (orange).

Special Containment Procedures: Mobile Task Force Echo-12 has established an exclusion zone around SCP-XXXX, consisting of a primary containment perimeter 100 meters from the affected area and a security cordon one kilometer from the affected area. Embedded agents in the United States Department of Agriculture have prepared documents to support Cover Story Alpha (research into the effects of climate change on an endangered tree species).

Any samples taken from SCP-XXXX-A instances should be extracted by a Class-3 remotely-operated drone .

Description: SCP-XXXX is a chemical anomaly affecting all tree life within a 257 km2 section of the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. Within the affected space, all trees have been found to contain high-pressure magnesium silicate1 in place of their phloem, cambium, sapwood, and heartwood layers; this inner structure is maintained at 20 GPa by the otherwise non-anomalous outer bark of the tree. Affected instances are designated SCP-XXXX-A.

The effect occurs within all trees in the area, without any observed differences by species; functionally identical samples have been taken from Tsuga canadensis, Carya cordiformis, Juglans cinerea, Quercus phellos, and Pinus strobus. Smaller plants like Ilex opaca, which are taxonomically similar but not generally considered to be trees, are not affected, suggesting the possibility of human involvement.

SCP-XXXX came to the Foundation's attention in October 2019, when a civilian attempted to carve into the bark of an affected tree with a small hunting knife. Piercing the inner layers caused a chemical reaction in the anomalous silicates, releasing extremely high-pressure and high-temperature steam; the civilian died from thermal trauma and pulmonary contusion leading to lung rupture. The body was recovered from a Watauga County morgue when a local Foundation informant noted the unusual circumstances of death, and a survey team was able to locate SCP-XXXX and establish preliminary containment protocols.

Addendum XXXX.1 - Chemical Analysis

Internal Memorandum

Date: 15-11-2019
From: Senior Researcher Davis Kavner
To: HRC Anthony Drammond
Subject: Lab Results & Comments

This has to be the most ridiculous thing you've ever sent me, Tony. If I hadn't worked at the Foundation this long, I would tell you this was a really fucking lame joke.

D. Kavner
Research Department - Chemical Division