Discovering the Hidden Yews of Pacific Spirit Park

Discovering the Hidden Yews of Pacific Spirit Park


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Pacific Yews are one of the strangest and rarest trees in Vancouver Forests. It is a deadly tree, used for poisons and weapons for centuries, but also a source of life, being one of the only conifers with berry-like fruits and also the source of a potent anti-cancer drug. The Yew is hard to distinguish from our native Hemlock and Douglas-fir and almost impossible to find in Pacific Spirit Park. Come learn how to identify Yews and some fascinating facts about this one-of-a-kind tree. The walk focuses on the ecology of and identifying Pacific Yew in Pacific Spirit Park. There are a number of Pacific yews on the northern stretch of the Spanish Trail. Meeting place: Chancellor Blvd & Chancellor trail (north side of park). More information and registration form are available HERE. Questions may be directed to Laura Cottle


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