The Hollow Tree in Stanley Park

In the afternoon we went on a short geocaching tour (we found all the geocaches we were looking for!) which also led us to this landmark in Stanley Park: the Hollow Tree.

I have to admit that although I must have seen the tree a hundred times so far, I have actually never stopped to admire it up close – and that I did today.

The Hollow Tree which is a 700–800 year-old stump is, unfortunately, no longer alive, but thanks to private donations it was realigned and stabilized after it had been badly damaged in the December 2006 windstorm.

It still remains one of the major attractions and photo opportunities in Stanley Park.