Legacy of Trees

With public gatherings being cancelled to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019, I have cancelled my plans to host a book launch for Legacy of Trees right now.

Describing Stanley Park through the stories of its trees, Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park is being 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.

Available from your favourite bookstore or online retailer. $29.95 paperback | $15.99 ebook

The history and botanical properties of
hundreds of distinctive West Coast trees are revealed
in this whimsical and warmly narrated ramble through one of the world’s greatest urban parks.

—Heritage House

Legacy of Trees excerpt

Legacy of Trees info sheet

Photos from the interior of Legacy of Trees

Photos of Nina Shoroplova

Author bio for Nina Shoroplova

More about Legacy of Trees at Heritage House

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.

English oak that was planted on King Edward VII’s Coronation Day on August 9, 1902
Instead of planning a book launch for “Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park,” I thought I might make a couple of videos in Stanley Park of some of trees featured in the book.
This is the King Edward VII Englih oak (Quercus robur) at Brockton Point.
Just to let you know, the person running the oval is Jasper.

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.

The plaque for this tree intrigued me and my research began.
Photographer, Silmara Emde of the Orange Lamphouse Studio

Late March 2019

Park goers are enjoying late March beside Lost Lagoon, just as they do every year.
The weeping willows are greening up.