Tree identification

On-line resources

Tree Book – BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of BC – Spatial Data Lab, Department of Geography UBC, and the UBC Herbarium.

Printed field guides

Western Trees – Peterson Field Guides.
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland – Lone Pine Publishing.
Plants of the Rocky Mountains – Lone Pine Publishing.
Plants of Northern British Columbia – B.C. Min.of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing.
Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia – B.C. Min. of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing.
Plants of Coastal British Columbia – Lone Pine Publishing.
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast:  Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska – Lone Pine Publishing.

Local big tree sites

Vancouver – Vancouver Big Tree Hiking Guide.
Vancouver Island – Ancient Forest Alliance’s Port Renfrew Big Trees Map.
Vancouver Island – Vancouver Island Big Trees.
Gabriola Island – GaLTT’s Big Tree Registry.  For more information contact GaLTT.

Please let us know of any other big tree programs or registry efforts in your local area

Big tree programs around the world


National Registry of Big Trees
Alabama’s Champion Tree Program
California Register of Big Trees
Colorado Tree Coalition – Champion Trees
Connecticut’s Notable Trees
Georgia Champion Trees
Idaho Big Tree Program
Illinois Big Tree Register
Indiana Big Tree Register
Iowa Big Trees
Kansas Champion Trees
Maine’s Register of Big Trees
Maryland Big Tree Champions
Massachusetts Big Trees
Michigan Champion Trees
Mid-Columbia Big Trees
Minnesota Big Tree Resgistry
Mississippi Champion Trees
Missouri State Champion Trees
Nebraska Champion Tree Program
Nevada’s Biggest Trees
New Jersey Big Tree Program
New York Big Tree Register
North Carolina Champion Big Trees
Ohio’s Big Trees
Oregon Register of Big Trees
Pennsylvania State Park Big Tree Program
South Carolina Champion Tree Database
South Dakota Big Tree Register
Tennessee Champion Trees
Texas Big Tree Registry
Utah’s Big Trees
Vermont Big Trees
Virginia Big Tree Program
Wisconsin’s Champion Trees


Australia’s Champion Trees
British Isles Tree Register
Notable Trees of New Zealand