Oakherst Hospital Trees

Photo taken by Oliver Kellhammer, May 1997 Artist-in-Residence, Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

Various Trees: Acer, Cornus, Quercus, Tilia, Fagus etc,

This beautiful grove, containing maple, Western Dogwood, English Oak, linden, European Beech and hawthorn was on the grounds of the former Oakherst hospital.

Some of the trees dated back as far as the First World War.

Construction of a housing development began here in 1997 and many of the trees were subsequently destroyed. Another piece of Vancouver's storied horticultural heritage obliterated...