21600 96th Avenue, Langley, British Columbia, V1M, Canada
Links and documents
1909/01/01 to 1910/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
38 mature California Redwood trees are situated on the south side of 96th Avenue between the addresses 21620 and 21836 96th Avenue and are a particularly fine collection of a type of tree rarely found in British Columbia.
The 38 Redwood Trees are important because of their strong historic and environmental significance.
Planted by prominent Langley resident and prominent Fort Langley architect, Charles Edward Hope in 1909/10, these trees have grown with the community and represent a physical link to the early days of the community. They also have a strong association with the man (CE Hope) who was instrumental in creating and fostering early Fort Langley.
California Redwoods, scientifically known as Sequoia sempervirens, are indigenous to a small section of the American west coast (from Monterey, California to southern Oregon). This species of tree is unique from all others because it produces the tallest and the oldest trees in the world; up to 110 metres high and up to 3500 years old. While relatively still young, this stand of Redwood trees along 96th Avenue have already achieved a majestic state.
Source: Langley Centennial Museum, heritage files
The character-defining elements of this historic place include:
- Each of the 38 specimens of Sequoia sempervirens
- The 2 lane stretch of 96th Avenue that runs along side of the trees
- The close position of the trees in relation to the road
- Road side ditch
- Natural vegetation under the trees
- Relationship of trees to the land behind them, in particular the distance between the trees and any built structures
Local Governments (BC)
Local Government Act, s.967
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
- People and the Environment
Function - Category and Type
- Nature Element
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Langley Centennial Museum, heritage files.
See also: Langley Heritage Society.
Cross-Reference to Collection