Big Tree Weekend II

April 2 & 3, 2016

We are thrilled to offer our second annual Big Tree Weekend in Stanley Park, and we are excited to be a part of the Vancouver Park Board’s Tree Week.  Partnering again with the Big Tree Registry, we are welcoming all tree lovers to join the celebrations and educational programming.

Saturday Programming

 

Tour the Giants in the Morning 

Many of our province’s biggest trees are actually in Stanley Park. Join a tour of some of the Park’s giants and learn about the few remaining old growth forests in our province and what you can do to support them.

Meet at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon.

9:30-11:30am

Free pre-registration required 

Tour the Giants in the Afternoon

If you missed the walk this morning, join this afternoon’s tour of Stanley Park’s giants. We’ll also explore the processes of forest succession in some of the areas that were severely affected by the 2006 windstorm.

Meet at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon.

1:30-3:30pm

Free pre-registration required 

 

Sunday Programming

 

The Hollow Tree & Friends

Bill Stephen, urban forestry specialist with the Vancouver Park Board, will share the Hollow Tree’s story.  Then, adventure deep into the forest to discover some of the Park’s biggest trees that you would never guess were there.

Meet at the Hollow Tree parking lot.

9:30-11:30am

Free pre-registration required 

Canopy Wildlife

Explore the secret world of Stanley Park’s tree canopy and the wildlife that call it home. Although we cannot usually see into this unique habitat, we can use our other senses to gain access to this hidden ecosystem.  Join us for a hike through the forest as we fill our ears with the “music” of the trees.  You will learn to recognize some of the language and sounds of the diverse animal wildlife living in the canopy above us.

Meet at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon.

1:30-3:30pm

Free pre-registration required 

Canopy Climb 

Matthew Beatty with Bartlett Tree Experts and a team of Canopy Technicians, will be making his second ascent of some of the biggest trees in Stanley Park.  He will climb the trees to investigate the ecological systems sustained in their canopies.  Using rope and ecologically sensitive climbing techniques, Matthew will explore and expose the importance of the biologically rich and stable micro-environments of these big trees.

Corner Tatlow Walk and Lovers Walk

Free drop-in

1:30-3:30pm

 

Red cedar with moss and a fern

Photo credit: Don Enright

 

Presented in collaboration with The Big Tree Registry, Bartlett Tree Experts and the Vancouver Park Board’s Tree Week.


   Bartlett Tree Experts