During August of 2001, two weeks before his 32nd birthday, Tyler passed away after being struck by lightning. The project collapsed, and the Tree went into storage. The story, however, was far from over...

 

In 2008, Tyler's family and friends devoted themselves to refurbishing the Tree and rekindling his vision.

 

Now the Canada Tree can once again share its stories, as well as celebrate the story of its creator, an energetic young Canadian artist who grew a Tree.