April 23, 2021

"Documenting a Heritage Tree: Digital Preservation of Calgary’s Stampede Elm"

PhD student Madisen Hvidberg publishes article on the preservation of one of Calgary's living heritage items: the Stampede Elm.

In honor of preserving our environment and heritage, please check out this great article on the RETROActive blog written by PhD student Madisen Hvidberg: "𝗗𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗲: 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗴𝗮𝗿𝘆’𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗱𝗲 𝗘𝗹𝗺". RETROActive is the official blog of the Historic Resources Management Branch of Alberta, Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Learn more about the history of Calgary's trees and the process of documenting the living heritage Stampede Elm in the article.

Digital capture of the Stampede Elm was completed earlier in the year by Dr. Peter Dawson’s digital heritage group with the City of Calgary. Make sure to also check out the resulting 3D model here: https://alberta.preserve.ucalgary.ca/sites/stampede-elm/

Wonderful heritage work coming out of this group!

3D rendering of Stampede Elm