Tree location and ownership information

It is important that location is determined accurately.  Use a GPS unit to measure latitude, longitude and elevation.  If an accurate GPS reading can’t be obtained due to dense tree cover or landscape features, get a location fix from the nearest possible point or try to pin point the location on a standard topographic map or marine chart.  Consider drawing a map with natural (rivers, gullies, cliffs etc.) and man-made (trails, bridges, hydro-lines) landmarks that can be used to locate the tree.  You can upload a scan (jpg file) of your “access map” at the time of nomination.  When you provide written “access notes”, please start your driving instructions from the nearest town.  Where appropriate, please provide detailed hiking instructions including trail name, condition, approximate distance etc.

You will be asked for information on land ownership.  Try to determine whether the tree is on public or private land.  Record the name of the park, protected area, conservation areas etc.  Provide private land owner name and contact information if possible.  Private landowner information will be kept confidential.   If the tree is in a sensitive area, or on private land where public access is restricted, the exact location of the tree and its access notes will not be publicly displayed on the BC BigTree Registry.