Big Lonely Doug
Kristi Bridgeman

In this scene from the Ancient Forest Alliance, a tree- climber scales and measures ‘Big Lonely Doug’ (photo reference courtesy T.J. Watt).

Surrounded by clearcut and endangered Old-Growth Forests, this specimen is the second-largest Douglas fir in Canada measuring 66 metres high and 12 metres wide.

Big Lonely Doug can be found near Carmanah, Clayoquot and Avatar Grove, in Canada’s “Tall Tree Capital” on Vancouver Island. 

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Marcia Semenoff (President) 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

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