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For the love of (very big) trees

Welcome to my blog documenting my visits to big trees in British Columbia and beyond. I am planning to visit 43 Champion trees in BC between June 2018 and June 2019.

Underground

Underground

I spent much of the winter months making attempts on trees, and then an attempt on a book proposal! I went underground a bit while I focused on writing. In recent months, I’ve been hitting the trail pretty hard, trying to find some Champion trees to post about here. Some of the access trails are still closed for the season, so I have been exploring more local trails, like the Temple of Time hike on lower Seymour. The Temple of Time hike was created by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, I believe in the 1990s, and brings the hiker to several notable old-growth trees.

In April, I was thrilled to write a guest blog post for the Sierra Club BC about my project. I also participated in the Arborium Symposium at the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Today I was quoted in a tremendous Tyee article about preserving BC’s forests.

I’ll be back very soon with more longform tree posts. In the meantime, please check out my Instagram feed, where I’m more active in posting about attempts, and hikes that are not in pursuit of Champions.

Photos credit: Stephen Hui.

Walking down skid road.

Walking down skid road.

Old-growth Douglas-fir on the Temple of Time hike, lower Seymour.

Old-growth Douglas-fir on the Temple of Time hike, lower Seymour.

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12. Pacific yew: Risk and reward

12. Pacific yew: Risk and reward