- Category: Explore
- Published on Monday, 13 October 2014 08:41
Eventually they will all rot away.
In the meantime, there are still plenty of old stumps left over from the original forest that covered this area. Most are in parks, but one is right on the edge of the road, in the middle of a suburban development.
This big ol' red cedar stump has heritage status. Located at 8920 Queen Mary Blvd, the stump is on a small piece of park land. It's fenced in next to the neighbouring house, so you can't walk around it or (horrors!) try climbing it, but there's a panel showing a brief history of logging in Surrey.
The stump is protected by by-law (No. 8131 (http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/8131-B219.pdf), and is also on the Canadian Register of Historic Places (http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=2592&pid=0). Here's the City's webpage: (http://www.surrey.ca/community/3269.aspx).
The tree was probably about 500 years old when cut down in the early 1900s. It's size is impressive, and the cuts in the sides for the springboards are still visible.