Old Canadian Trees


A list of some of the oldest verified trees in Canada

British Columbia





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Yellow-cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)
wedge
1585
Eve River, BC
crossdated
UVTRL
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

?
157
Fort Nelson, BC

Kabzems and Garcia (2004)

CJFR, 34:384


Gary oak (Quercus garryana)





Alpine larch (Larix lyallii)
core?

838
Gray Creek Pass, BC

luckman@uwo.ca


Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [ var. menziesii])






Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta [var. latifolia])

core
380
Brown Bear FSR, BC (Northwestern BC)
crossdated, cored in 2004 at 0.3 m height
cwelsh@NRCan.gc.ca
Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta [var. latifolia])
Living core
497
Sweeny, BC (53 28'N - 127 10'W)

luckman@uwo.ca
White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Living core
433
Cassiar (59.2N - 129.83 W)
cored in 2002
luckman@uwo.ca












Alberta





Species Status Age Location Notes Source

Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta [var. latifolia])

DBH core

272

Whirlpool  River

MAD Lab #06BAL614a

MAD Lab

Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis)
core?
1060
Saskatchewan glacier
Saskatchewan2
(Youngblut, 1999)
luckman@uwo.ca
Alpine larch (Larix lyallii)
core? 734 Banff, Storm Mtn.
Larch Valley3
M. Colenutt, (pers. comm.)
luckman@uwo.ca
Limber pine (Pinus flexis)
core?
826 Kootney Plains
Kootenay Plains4
Rr. Case, (pers. comm.)
luckman@uwo.ca
Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii)
core?
761
Peyto Lake
Peyto5
(Reynolds, 1992)
luckman@uwo.ca
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [ var. glauca])
Living core 691
Banff
Cored 1996 - Powerhouse site - Banff6
(Watson and Luckman Holocene 11203-2113)
luckman@uwo.ca












Saskatchewan





Species Status Age Location Notes Source












Manitoba





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
core?
164
Site 630-40, MB

j.tardif@uwinnipeg.ca






Ontario





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
White cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
?
1627
Niagra Escarpment
?
tmaerten@uoguelph.ca







Quebec





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
core
174
Lake Duparquet
(sample # i77 and #i127) cored in 1996: still living 2004
chaire_afd@uqam.ca







New Brunswick





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Red spruce (Picea rubens)
Living core
445
Fundy Coast
DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
Black spruce (Picea mariana)
Snag
259
Central, NB
DBH aged, crossdated
S.Taylor@UNB.ca
White pine (Pinus strobus)
Living core
324
Tetagouche River, NB
MAD Lab #07BRL421a
DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
Red pine (Pinus resinosa)





Jack pine (Pinus banksiana)





Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)





White cedar (Thuja occidentalis)





Yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)





White birch (Betula papyrifera)





Larch/Tamarack (Larix larcina)











Prince Edward Island





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Larch/Tamarack (Larix larcina)

 


MAD Lab
Red spruce (Picea rubens)

Living

125

MAD Lab #07XL901b, DBH aged, crossdated

MAD Lab
Black spruce (Picea mariana)
Living

129

MAD Lab #07XL106b,
DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
Balsam fir (Abies balsamea)

Living

131

MAD Lab #07XL319a,
DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
White cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Living

90

MAD Lab #07AAL604a,
DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Living

148

MAD Lab #07XL817b, DBH aged, crossdated

MAD Lab
White pine (Pinus strobus)

Living

128

MAD Lab #07XL411b,
DBH aged, crossdated

MAD Lab
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
stump

126


East Royalty
Butt sample

MAD Lab
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
stump
311
Belfast

MAD Lab #06AA002
DBH aged, crossdated

MAD Lab



















Nova Scotia





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)





Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Living, core
440
Cape Breton (French River Wilderness Area)
Mad Lab #07AIL808a, cored in 2007, DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
White cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Living, core
266
Cedarwood Lake, NS
Mad Lab #07AUL600
cored in 2007, DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab












Newfoundland





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Black Spruce (Picea mariana)






White Spruce (Picea glauca)






Balsam fir (Abies balsamea)












Labrador





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
Living
287
Smallwood resovoir
Mad Lab #07BWL105a, DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
White Spruce (Picea glauca)
Living
364
Churchill River
MAD Lab #07CGL213a, DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
Balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
Living
195

George's Lake (Red WineMountains)

Mad Lab 07BXL320a, DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
Larch/Tamarack (Larix larcina)
Living
280
Petit Lac aux Sauterelles
Mad Lab 7CEL701a, DBH aged, crossdated
MAD Lab
Yukon





Species Status Age Location Notes Source
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

?
153
Whitehorse, YT

Hogg and Wein (2005)

CJFR 35:2141


White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Living
600
Sandpit (61.32N - 137.00 W)
Cored in 1999
luckman@uwo.ca
White Spruce (Picea glauca)
Snag
668
Landslide site, Kluane (61 2'N - 138 30'W)
Crossdated to 1129-1796
luckman@uwo.ca
Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa )
Living Core

507
Sa-nah-dene mine ("Julian" site - 60 31' 30"N - 128 50' 40" W))
Cored in 2003
luckman@uwo.ca












Northwest Territories





Species Status Age Location Notes Source












Nunavut





Species Status Age Location Notes Source













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