As part of the Communities in Bloom endeavour, the Town of Qualicum Beach established a working committee to describe and record trees considered to be significant. Criteria used by the committee members included native or exotic specimens notable for their size, their history, their cultural links, or for their ornamental characteristics.
Seventy-two tree specimens have been measured and photographed and are included in a carved wooden album on display at the Town Hall.
Contributing members of the Significant Trees Committee include foresters with academic, industrial, governmental and consulting experience, the Town arborist, a Town Councillor, a member of the local naturalists society, and a consultant on local hiking trails. Local artists provided artwork for and the carved front cover of the album.