Nominees for Tree of the Year 2020

Although there will be only one winner of the Tree of the Year contest, all the nominated trees have interest and value. The CVN Board suggests that members (in household groups only) get out and enjoy these trees as part of their nature activities this season.

Judy W. nominated this yellow cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis, formerly Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) in Royston. The seedling was collected by Ted Grieg and planted outside their house when their son Jim went away to WW II.

Murray L. nominated a Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia) that lives near the estuary pump station on Kus-Kus-Sum. It is one of the largest Saskatoon berry trees he has seen.

Steph N. nominated this Indian bean tree (Catalpa bignonioides) on McPhee Road.

Luise H. and David I. nominated a very large Garry oak (Quercus garryana)on Denman Island. The girth of this tree is about 3.2 metres.

Suzanne G. nominated this highly visible dogwood tree (Cornus sp. )  on Willemar Avenue.

Pat F. nominated a large Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) that is just over the Tsolum River on the connector heading north, after Onnes Farm.

Joy D. nominated a yellow cedar tree  as well, this one up in Paradise Meadows. Joy reports that the tree served as a growth gauge for David. 

Karen F.  nominated a very large Douglas fir at the east end of Kitty Coleman Beach Park that is listed on the BC Parks website as being a special feature.

Loys M. nominated a pomegranate tree (Punica granatum) spotted by Randal M. in downtown Courtenay on 6th St. outside the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

Karen C. nominated the Garry oak that was planted by Comox Valley Nature and Frank H. at the Airpark in Courtenay in 1995.

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