Describing Stanley Park through the stories of its trees, Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park was published by Heritage House of Victoria in Spring 2020 as an 8.5″ x 9″ glossy paperback with around 250 photos in under 300 pages.
The history and botanical properties of—Heritage House
hundreds of distinctive West Coast trees are revealed in this whimsical and warmly narrated ramble through one of the world’s greatest urban parks.
Legacy of Trees is available in your favourite local bookstore, in the big box stores, and on all BC Ferries.
The Vancouver Public Library has ordered a slew of paperback copies of the book, and some branches are now reopening.
If you happen to live near me, in Vancouver’s West End, you might want to walk past 1855 Nelson Street (the block between Denman Street and Comox Street) on these summer weekends, rain or shine, and purchase directly from me at my pop-up front door bookstore on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are short: Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.; Sundays from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Legacy of Trees is in its third week as a British Columbia bestseller.
I will be discussing some of the material in Legacy of Trees with others in upcoming events, talking about some of its content, and the stories of the trees of Stanley Park.
- An article appearing soon in the Robert Moss Blog, entitled “The Trees in My Life.”
- The Shift Network, one-hour live conversation with author and dream shaman, Robert Moss, on August 11 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.
Several talks are complete.
- An interview with Jenn Swanson of Careers by Jenn, on training and working as an arborist, a landscape designer, and an urban forester.
- An online webinar with Nature Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. on July 2.
- An online conversation on June 26 at 4 p.m. with Margaret Hume, National Chair of Canadian Authors Association, “Legacy of Trees: Writing and Promoting Books in the Time of COVID-19.”
- An online conversation on June 22 with Bill Stephen, recently retired Superintendent of Urban Forestry, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and author of the foreword in Nina’s recently published book. Our talk was title “Legacy of Trees: Caring for Our Parks.”
- An online webinar with Stanley Park Ecology Society on June 9, 2020.
Information about Legacy of Trees is showing up in a number of places and there are more to come:
- On John Ackerman’s Morning Show on News 1130, July 5, 2020 and on the News 1130 website.
- “Seeing the forest for the trees in Stanley Park with the help of a new book” on News 1130
- #10 in BC Bestsellers, Week of June 27, 2020
- Book Review by Terry Taylor in Nature Vancouver’s website
- “Legacy of Trees takes closer look at Stanley Park’s unique flora” in Vancouver Province
- “Legacy of Trees takes closer look at Stanley Park’s unique flora” in Vancouver Sun
- “Artists Among Us” in The West End Journal
- Canadian Authors Association website
- 49th Shelf Launchpad, which lists my responses to their questions, plus a short video
- Legacy of Trees in Catalist
- My Amazon Author Central page
I’ve created a hashtag to use on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: #legacyoftrees and #LegacyofTrees for greater legibility.
Available from your favourite bookstore or online retailer. $29.95 paperback | $15.99 ebook
More is written about Legacy of Trees at Heritage House.
Seventeen photos from the interior of Legacy of Trees are available. If you are planning to publish an article about Legacy of Trees and would like access to these photographs, please email Leslie@HeritageHouse.ca.
An English Oak is Featured in Chapter 14: “An Oak at Brockton Oval”
Here’s an image of the King Edward VII’s English oak that was planted on August 9, 1902 by the Brockton Point Association.
Late October 2019
Photographer and friend Silmara Emde and I had a wonderful afternoon strolling Stanley Park in late October 2019.
This picture below is of me with the first tree that led me to research the history of the trees of Stanley Park. It’s the Queen Elizabeth Oak in the Putting Green.