Tree #10 is a western yew in Cumberland Community Forest, which was nominated by Ted Grainger, who also took this photo.

Tree #10 is a western yew in Cumberland Community Forest, which was nominated by Ted Grainger, who also took this photo.

Comox Valley set to recognize its Tree of the Year

Comox Valley Nature choosing from a long list of nominees

The Comox Valley Nature 2021 Tree of the Year finalists have been determined.

The list of 27 trees deserving recognition can now be viewed by the public on the Comox Valley Nature (CVN) website

“Every tree nominated has a story that the nominators have shared with us,” said CVN spokesperson Karen Cummins in a press release. “We encourage tree and nature lovers to follow reading the list with touring the trees before voting for your favourite on the CVN website.”

The trees are found between Miracle Beach to Fanny Bay and from the foot of Forbidden Plateau to Comox harbor. There are quite young trees that have planted themselves, trees planted by settlers and one tree that is 500 years old. Some of the trees were nominated by the property owner but many have been admired for years by the nominator as they passed by. There are trees found on public land that we see every day but have no idea of their story.

“Being cognizant of the importance of a low carbon footprint as well as the dual benefits of being out in nature and active transportation, we have shared possible cycle tour routes on the CVN website,” said Cummins. “We suggest planning a number of adventures to see our community through the eyes of trees, noticing the influences of tree canopy or the lack thereof. It could be a journey into botany, tree conservation and protection, forest systems, natural and civic history, habitat creation or just beauty.”

Participants are encouraged to share their experience at

Comox ValleyNature

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