Trees

Stanley Park Forest

The forest is primarily second and third growth. The area was saved from development because of its status as a federal military reserve; it occupied a strategic location for defending the former provincial capital of New Westminster in the case of an American naval invasion. Nevertheless, the federal government allowed logging operations there in the mid-nineteenth century. Large swathes of the park were also deforested by natural causes on two occasions in the 20th century.

Source: Wikipedia