Conservation of the Hollow Tree

The Stanley Park Hollow Tree Conservation Society has completed restoring the legendary Hollow Tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The 1,000-year-old Western Red Cedar was once Vancouver’s leading tourism attraction. Generations of residents and visitors were photographed – many with their cars – at the tree. The Society and the Vancouver Park Board jointly re-dedicated the Hollow Tree on October 26, 2011. (The photo was taken at the event.) The work has been recognized with a heritage award from the City of Vancouver. Hal Kalman and Lorne Whitehead, directors of the Society, won an award for their article, “Conservation of the Hollow Tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park,” published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. For information on the Hollow Tree and an appeal for tax-deductible donations, go to