Item #: SCP-913
Object Class: Euclid, potentially Keter
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-913 is to be kept in a 10 meter x 10 meter x 10 meter room made of reinforced concrete covered with titanium plating. The airlock to SCP-913's room must maintain a minimum of one seal at all times. The vacuum in the airlock is to be activated immediately after both doors are sealed. All personnel entering SCP-913's room must wear Level 3 containment suits. No soil of any kind may be brought into SCP-913's room. All personnel are to be checked both before entering and after leaving SCP-913's room to ensure there is no contamination. In case of contamination either into or out of the room, immediate termination of all involved personnel is authorized by Dr. ███████. Under NO circumstances is SCP-913 allowed out into direct sunlight. All attempts to smuggle pieces of SCP-913 out of the facility will be met with deadly force. The ambient temperature in the room is to be kept at a constant -10 degrees Celsius with a minimum of THREE fail-safes. 24 hour surveillance is necessary at all times to ensure SCP-913 does not awake. In the event of awakening or containment breach, personnel are advised to use the standard issue flame throwers to repel SCP-913 until such time as the necessary conditions can be reestablished.
See Document #913-H for further detailing of containment.
Description: First contact with SCP-913 was made in ████████████, Botswana by Agent ██. Having encountered a tree native to the Northeastern United States in South Africa was strange enough but when SCP-913 swiped at Agent ██ with one of its branches and attempted to tear him apart, the Recon team was alerted to strange circumstances. Only through the heroic actions of Agents ██████ and ██ was he saved. Through the use of flamethrowers and spray desiccant, they were able to subdue SCP-913 enough to move it to Storage Site-23. Once the necessary containment environment was established, SCP-913's leaves turned brown but did not drop.
SCP-913 appears as nothing but a large dead tree; however, it is far more than that. SCP-913 is in fact a living construct. SCP-913 is a sentient being, capable of speech, telepathy, regeneration and basic locomotion. Approximately, 9 1/2 meters tall, it most appears to be a member of Quercus alba or "White Oak". Currently, it resides in a dormant state, communicating only through telepathic means.
SCP-913 claims to be an ancient spirit of nature, although no evidence can be found to repudiate this claim. SCP-913 also claims that its name is "Rschcrtstsch", a name which is unpronounceable to the human tongue. SCP-913 expresses disgust for its surroundings, desiring only to be allowed to be in the sun. This request is to be denied.
SCP-913 has made one unsuccessful escape attempt. See Document #913-4 for details.
Transfer of SCP-913 to Storage Area-5 is pending approval.
Document #913-4 Report of near containment breach by SCP-913 - ██/██/19██
<Recording dictated by Dr. Steal to his secretary ███████ ██████████████>
On ██/██/19██, security protocols for SCP-913 lapsed as a negligent Class D personnel tracked a single grain of soil into SCP-913's room. Immediately, SCP-913 awoke and sent roots down into the floor of the room, sending them throughout the facility. It tore the airlock doors clear off their hinges and drove a branch straight through the personnel's chest, killing him near instantly. It then lifted up out of the floor and walked out of the room. It proceeded to wreak unimaginable havoc throughout the facility. Luckily, through the herculean efforts of several Class D personnel who gave their lives to the effort, SCP-913 was forced back into its room and sealed shut for a time. These personnel have been given posthumous pardons. Thank whatever Power is above that SCP-913 was not able to reach sunlight; who knows what it might have been able to do if it had.
Addendum: Those with Level 3 Security Clearance should see document #856-A