Culturally Significant Trees to First Peoples of British Columbia

École Willows students and staff  wish to acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees peoples on whose territory we live, learn, and created this website. We are so grateful for this beautiful land. Much of the scientific knowledge presented on this website was known years before as Indigenous knowledge. For more information and a map of B.C.'s First Nations, follow this link:                                                     


All trees are important to First Nations people, but some trees play a more central role. Click on the photos below to learn more about these trees and how they are culturally significant to Indigenous Peoples in B.C.  


Sierra Club BC has created an                          to help us learn about these trees, along with other plants and animals in your ecoprovince. 

Click on the photos below to learn more about these trees.

Black Spruce - Photo by Nancy Turner
Western Red-Cedar - Photo by Paula Steele
Black Cottonwood - Photo by Nancy Turner
Douglas Fir - Photo by Paula Steele
Ponderosa Pine - Photo by Sally Hallam
Englemann Spruce - Photo by Calypso Orchid
Lodgepole Pine - Photo by Nancy Turner
Western Yew - Photo by Inga Spence - Science Source
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