The first Comox Valley Nature Tree of the Year award was nominated by Susan Holvenstot, who was presented with a small gift basket at the CVN general meeting in February of 2018.
Susan submitted one of her favourite trees, the “Anchor” Douglas fir on the banks of the Tsolum River, near 3326 Dove Creek Road. This tree is a fine example of the old growth forest that dominated the Valley prior to European settlement. It is estimated to be about 300 years old.
The top of the tree was lost sometime in the past, but it is still at least 28 metres high, with a trunk diameter of 245 cm.
The tree is on private land but is viewable from the road.