Local Forestry

Big trees bring out our inner tree hugger

The BC Big Tree Registry, which aims to chronicle B.C.’s most majestic forest giants, has found a new home in the Faculty of Forestry

We go searching for them, we hug them, we’re often speechless in their presence, but what makes big trees so special? Sally Aitken, a professor of forest and conservation sciences, explains the connection we feel to these majestic giants of the forest. The Faculty of Forestry now runs the BC Big Tree Registry, a database of the biggest specimens in the province.