A seven-and-a-half person tree!

In standard terms, this would translate to a circumference of 35 to 40 feet or, more correctly here on Canadian soil, we should say 10 to 12 meters. The age? Quite possibly 500 years or so. Think of the stories it could tell of days gone by: of neighbors felled and turned to elegant war canoes; of sailing ships feeling their way along uncharted shores; of the arrival of settlers with commerce in mind; of missions and schools and cultural conflict; and finally of visitors such as us standing wide-eyed and miniscule at the base of living grandeur.

Western redcedar, the tree of life!