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It was nice that the history of the burl was available for reading and one can walk around the... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2020
hollyif
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Duncan, Canada
HUGE!!!!

This is a fun quick stop in Port McNeill. There is a small plaque describing where and how this... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2019
Lin T
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

We are local explorers going down every highway and byway we can find in our region of Mount Waddington. We discovered this awesome Burl display recently when we were visiting the forestry offices nearby to talk maps and backcountry driving. Its very photogenic.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank seaside-traveler1220
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Reviewed January 3, 2016

You have to love the ability of communities large and small to find the world's "biggest" or "oldest" or whatever. McNeill has a large lump from a tree - the "worlds largest burl". I don't know by what authority this stellar claim to fame is made but, really, who cares - it is a very impressive burl and has a shelter to enhance its importance. If you are in the area, get a selfie in front of this giant piece of tree and show all of your friends and family - you are bound to be a hit on Facebook :)

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

The burl was quite something, must have been a big of work to get that one out of the bush. Make sure to visit the museum beside it, rich history and our guide/volunteer was hilarious. I didn't know that the trees in the rain forest of Vancouver Island can grow to three feet in diameter in 42 years, and that parts of the Island have been logged three times. Makes me rethink my view of logging sustainability. What a neat place!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Mat J
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

It's a giant burl, a really giant burl! Amazing to think that this came from a tree and must have been interesting to see them move it to its current location.
All in all a cool place to make a short visit and read up on some of its history. There is another burl further up the logging road just outside the Western Forest Products office, though that one is always VERY dusty!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Allan W
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

A burl is like a tumour on a tree. We almost missed this because it's tucked away in the parking lot to the community hall. There is a sign with information about burls in general, and about how this one came to be here. It was donated by a logging company, and moving it here was a bit of a feat. It should be in a more prominent place. It is truly impressive.

Date of experience: September 2015
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