Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Per the cooperation of the Russian wildlife services, a 70km diameter centered around SCP-XXXX's location in the █████ Forest has been partitioned off and closed to civilians.

Security personnel are to inhabit and maintain eleven forward operating bases placed intermittently 20 kilometers from SCP-XXXX's widest point, under the guise of Russian military installments. Any civilians are to be turned away and prevented from continuing towards SCP-XXXX. Foundation UAV reconnaissance is to be maintained within the perimeter of the FOBs, utilizing thermal imaging to scan the forest floor and body of SCP-XXXX for human life. Any civilians within eyeshot of SCP-XXXX are to be administered Class A amnestics and released. Any civilians seen on the body of SCP-XXXX are to be interrogated and terminated. Foundation personnel seen attempting to harvest SCP-XXXX-1 or climb SCP-XXXX are to be terminated. Any human identified on the body of SCP-XXXX above the 7km halfway-mark is to be terminated on-site.

A no-fly zone is also in effect with the same diameter as the containment zone. A surface-to-air missile battery has been erected to enforce compliance.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a tree of unknown species roughly 14.2km tall, 5km wide, and similar in shape to a Douglas Fir. The composition of the tree is, aside from its titanic size, mostly non-anomalous in nature. See anatomic investigation logs for further details.

SCP-XXXX's primary anomalous property consists of a low-grade cognitohazardous compulsion. When within eyeshot of SCP-XXXX, human subjects report compulsion to attempt to climb the body of the tree. If removed from eyeshot of the object before contact with the tree's body is made, the effect diminishes completely within 2 hours.

If a human subject comes within physical contact of the tree, a number of more severe symptoms develop, including:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Muscle spasms
  • Limited responsiveness to attempts to communicate
  • A heightened compulsion to climb and continue climbing up the body of the tree1
  • Cognitive inability to locomote bipedally2

These symptoms have not been shown to be reversible in any case. Termination of subjects after physical contact is made is authorized.

Human subjects that climb the body of SCP-XXXX to the elevation at which they are completely concealed by the cloud cover (approx. 12km above ground level)3 enter a pocket dimension that has yet to be fully explored. Kant counters have observed the space in the pocket dimension to have a lower-than-average Hume count