fear & loathing in Lotusland

Month: July, 2012

Seen in Passing: No. 1 & River roads

by Zbigniew

Stanley Park

by Zbigniew

“In the 1850s the land surface of ‘Vancouver’ supported some of the largest timber in the world: enormous Douglas Fir, cedar and hemlock, as well as pine, spruce, maple and yew. The largest trees were approximately 99 metres (325 feet) tall -taller than any trees in Canada today.”

“The Best surviving examples today are in Stanley Park. Near Third Beach … stand, unmarked, a number of huge cedar trees, and what is though to be the largest alder tree and the largest maple tree in Canada.”

Bruce Macdonald, Vancouver: A Visual History