Association for Preservation Technology Bulletin
Volume 42, number 4, 2011, pages 3-12

Co-authored by Harold Kalman and engineer Lorne Whitehead, the article provides a political and technical account of the conservation of Vancouver’s legendary Hollow Tree, a millennium-old Western Red Cedar that its custodian, the City of Vancouver’s Park Board, threatened to take down. The Park Board allowed a group of volunteers, the Stanley Park Hollow Tree Conservation Society – of which the authors are directors – to stabilize and restore the tree. The article describes the practical solution, which combined high- and low-tech methods in an innovative way. It received the Association for Preservation Technology’s Martin E. Weaver Award for the best article on wood conservation.

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