This site contains descriptions and photos of some of the largest specimens of native tree species on Gabriola Island. The registry lists species in alphabetical order by common name, followed by its botanical name. Each species is followed by a list of individual big tree locations.

To nominate a big tree for this registry, or for further information, email bigtrees@galtt.ca .

  • For general information about Gabriola's tree species, CLICK on the TREE SPECIES.
  • For descriptions and photos of registered trees, CLICK on the numbered locations. (The numbers are simply the order the trees were nominated for the registry.)
  • The biggest registered tree in each species listed is bolded.
  • Trees on private land are marked * and their precise locations are not usually listed.

- ALDER, Red
    Alnus rubra

- ARBUTUS (Madrona)
    Arbutus menziesii

 

- ASPEN, Trembling
    Populus tremuloides

 

-CASCARA
    Rhamnus purshiana

 

 

 

 

- CEDAR, Western Red
    Thuja plicata

- CEDAR, Yellow
    Chamaecyparis     nootkatensis

  • None found on Gabriola.

 

 

 

 

- CHERRY, Bitter
     Prunus emarginata

 

- COTTONWOOD, Black
    Populus trichocarpa

- CRABAPPLE, Pacific
    Malus fusca

 

-DOGWOOD, Pacific
    Cornus nauttallii

 

 

 

- DOUGLAS-FIR
    Pseudotsuga menziesii

- FIR, Grand
    Abies grandis

 

 

- HAWTHORNE, Black
    Crataegus douglasii

  • None nominated yet.

 

 

- HEMLOCK, Western
    Tsuga heterophylla

- JUNIPER, Rocky Mtn.
   Juniperus scopulorum
   or Juniperus maritima

 

 

- MAPLE, Bigleaf
    Acer macrophyllum

- MAPLE, Vine
    Acer circinatum

  • None nominated yet.

 

 

- OAK, Garry
    Quercus garryana

- PINE, Shore
    Pinus contorta

- PINE, Western White
    Pinus monticola

 

- WILLOW, Pacific
    Salix lucida

  • None nominated yet.

 

- WILLOW, Scouler's
    Salix scouleriana

- YEW, Western
    Taxus brevifolia

 

For information about the biggest trees in British Columbia, visit the BC Big Tree Registry.
For information about GaLTT and about Gabriola's parks and trails, visit the GaLTT homepage.


All contents copyright © 2015, Gabriola Land and Trails Trust. All rights reserved. Updated November 10, 2017