Burnaby man’s photos document ‘7 Sisters’ trees cut down at Deer Lake

To Chris Au, the trees recently cut down by the City of Burnaby were the “Seven Sisters” that stood majestically on the northern shore of Deer Lake.

Au emailed photos of the trees that he has taken over the years during different seasons.

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“Over the years, I’ve come to know them —in my mind at least— as the Seven Sisters. Yeah, I know there are more than seven, but I like the poetic alliteration.

“Coming around the corner from Hart House, I was always struck with this welcoming sight, reminding me of the how fortunate we are to live where we are. I understand the City’s rationale for removing them, but still, so sad to see them gone.”

The trees were cut down because they were found to be rotting inside and causing a serious safety concern.

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