Baranow Treestand

The Baranow Treestand is made up of 2 moderately sized forest patches approximately 750 meters apart connected by open park space and treed areas.

The forest patches consist mainly of deciduous trees and there is a constructed wetland and stormwater facility located immediately south of the southern forest patch. A multi-use trail connects the 2 forest patches and also has connections to the neighbourhood trail network.

The treestands provide a habitat for many songbirds and small mammals while the constructed wetland and stormwater facility to the south provides aquatic and upland habitat. The interface between these 2 habitat types provides additional opportunities for certain species to fulfil their life cycle requirements. The quality of habitat provided by the constructed wetland will improve over time as native plant establishment progresses.

Site Map

Baranow Treestand map

Site Information

Area 2.5 ha
Year Protected 1984
Neighbourhood Baranow
Conservation Method(s) Parkland Purchase Reserve Fund,
Municipal Reserve
Location & Access 12504 142 Avenue (southern portion) &
12504 151 Avenue (northern portion)
Multi-use trail system along the eastern periphery of the natural area
Habitat Type Tableland Forest

Getting Here

Access to the Baranow Treestand is available from 145 Avenue off of 127 Street. Alternative access is provided at several locations including the power line corridor at 127 Street north of 151 Avenue, 142 Avenue directly west of 123 Street, and greenways located at 145A Avenue & 123 Street and 151A Avenue & 124 Street. A multi-use trail connects the northern and southern portions of the Baranow Treestand. Access to the interior of the stand is not provided by the trail system; however, the natural area can be viewed from the trail system that skirts the edges of both the northern and southern portions.

What You Might See or Hear

Although the Baranow Treestand is relatively small, a variety of wildlife (particularly songbirds) can be viewed or heard at this site. Due to the proximity of the aquatic habitat provided by the constructed wetland and stormwater facility to the south of the natural area, other species such as boreal chorus frogs and waterfowl may also be observed at this site.