Stanley Park's Seven Sisters

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There once stood on this spot seven of the worlds tallest trees, known as the 'Seven Sisters'. Their branches spread a cathedral-like canopy over the ground. At one time they were as popular a park attraction as the Hollow Tree.  In the 1950s  they succumbed to disease and were cut down. Pauline Johnson described the grove in poetic detail, and wrote of a First Nations legend that was inspired by these impressive giants. I could be wrong, but it looks like one of them is still standing, judging by the burl on the tree at left. (Original photo courtesy City of Vancouver Archive)