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Tree Species

The Municipal Forest is home to a wide variety of coniferous (evergreen) and deciduous (leaves drop in fall) trees.
The three main conifers found throughout the Municipal Forest are:

  • Douglas-fir
  • Western hemlock
  • Western red cedar
Picture of douglas fir close up, water droplets at the end of the needles


Less numerous conifers include:

Yellow cedar       Lodgepole pine       Western white pine       Sitka spruce       Grand fir
Amabilis fir           Subalpine fir             Mountain hemlock       Western yew

There are also many varieties of deciduous trees growing in Mission such as:
Bigleaf maple        Red alder                   Birch
Cascara                   Bitter cherry            Black cottonwood

An excellent colour guide to the trees of BC is available to be viewed online or ordered at

Education Sites and Tours

Other Education SignThere are numerous educational sites around the Municipal Forest, with sign boards describing recent forestry activities.  At the end of Bell Street (by the entrance to Rolley Lake Provincial Park), there is a short 15 minute walk describing various forest management techniques.

Just east of the Stave Dam, there is a self-guided forest interpretive trail with 10 numbered stops explaining about forest management.  A brochure can be printed here.

Tours may be arranged for post-secondary students or other groups, depending upon availability.  We will do our best to provide small tours and promote our forest management strategies, however not all requests can be accomodated.


Presentation on Municipal Forest history, facts, benefits and issues.

Just for Kids

Here are some forestry activity sheets that you can print and enjoy at home.

coded puzzle

spot the differences

logging equipment

match the tree needles

word search puzzle