in Surrey are part of the Port Kells
There are 12 of these majestic beauties
lining the street, and their history alone
is worth taking time to explore.
Port Kells, in northeastern Surrey, BC,
was founded by two Irish pioneers,
both bearing the name of Henry Kells.
The two Kells men, later related to
each other by marriage, intended to
form a freshwater port along
the Fraser River in late 1800's.
The Sugar Maple trees were planted
along the former Erickson Road, now 188th Street,
by Mr. Erickson. Though
little archival history can be found on
Mr. Erickson, I think he would be
proud to know the trees he planted so many
years ago are protected and loved, and
stand in stately splendor overlooking
a truly spectacular view.