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Tree House

The wide world of wood

From Musical Wood to Wacky Woodwork, The Olive Tree and Sugaring-off Time, the Tree House has presented a host of exhibitions on trees and the forest. Whether the emphasis is on science, art or culture, visitors are always enthralled by the many wonders of wood.

Marie-Victorin would surely have been pleased to know that trees have been given such a splendid showcase at the Garden. As he said: The life of a tree carries a message for mankind, for without trees our portrait of the world, where trees play such an important role, would be meaningless. and voiceless.


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A giant from afar

This enormous stump is from a Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) that reached the venerable age of 375. These trees can grow to 60 m tall and 2.5 m around, and live for more than 1,000 years!

This stump, brought to Montr?al by train from its native British Columbia, looks so much at home next to the Tree House that some people think it sprouted here!

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