Projects like Raincoast’s Pender Islands Big Tree Registry (PIBTR) have been initiated in an effort to safeguard big trees and biological diversity in this region.
These local giants inspire connection to forests, and nature, and encourage people to reflect on their relationships with the land more broadly.
We asked one property owner to share her experience with the Big Tree Registry.
The Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) bio-geoclimatic zone is the smallest and most endangered of 16 such zones in British Columbia. According to BC’s Conservation Data Centre, nearly every ecological community in the CDF is provincially listed as threatened or endangered. The Gulf Islands represent 33.2% of CDF forests and associated habitats, and are the Traditional Territories…
The benefits and implications of unrestricted access to tree location need to be carefully considered.
We posed some questions to Ross Reid, of Nerdy about Nature, so you can get to know him better.
We are thrilled to be releasing video tutorials on how to measure trees that we co-created with Nerdy About Nature! We’ve learned so much from Ross Reid, the ‘nerd’ behind Nerdy About Nature, so when we were thinking about making this video resource, teaming up with him to co-create tutorial videos on how to measure trees seemed like the perfect idea.
Measuring the heights of trees in the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) zone is quite a feat. In mature CDF forests (which, unfortunately, are increasingly hard to find), individual trees can grow up to 90 metres tall! But in the Gulf Islands, where most forests have been cut at some point in the not-so-distant past, second growth…