Stanley Park's Hollow Tree was damaged in the severe winds of the 2006 storms requiring support braces to keep the tree upright.
A popular photo spot (considered the most photographed spot in Stanley Park), the hollow tree amazed visitors to the park for many decades.
This 40 foot across Western Red Cedar is composed of a large door spaced hollow in a dead tree big enough to fit an entire car.
A plaque is also on site to commemorate the tree that has been a popular attraction since the creation of the Park.
The tree shot to fame in the early years of the Park's inception by a photographer who made his living taking tourist photos in front of the tree. He saved the tree from destruction when it was slated for logging when the road that currently winds through the park. Since then, the tree remained one of Stanley Park's most visited landmarks until the 2006 Wind Storm caused irreparable damage leaving a large portion of the 800 year old stump which has shrunk over one meter.
There has been much debate on whether or not to take down the tree as it may pose a hazard for tourists.
It was to be removed as of a decision made by a tribunal in early 2008, however due to public outcry about the value of the hollow tree as a natural landmark in Stanley Park, the decision was overturned in 2009 as enough money was raised to re-stabilize the tree.
The tree is still viewable, however, it is surrounded by a fence as a precaution until it has been anchored.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Hollow TreeOn the upper roadway near Prospect Point on the western edge of the Park
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region