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Friday, December 16th, 2011 — 10:45am PDT
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I often receive emails through my contact form about new products and services but this is only the second time a message has been about sunglasses. Not limiting my contest to purely big-brand items, I am pleased to partner with YEG Wood for a unique giveaway.

YEG Wood, based out of Edmonton, makes wooden apparel such as watches, iPhone cases, and sunglasses. Sustainably made from Cherrywood, their eco-chic TreeFarers style is based on the classis Ray-Ban Wayfarer. The hinges are spring-loaded so they can bend in or out and the lenses have a medium tint, rated UV400.

They have offered up a pair of wooden sunglasses to one lucky reader of mine. The winner can choose between the TreeFarer in Cherry, the TreeFarer in Rust, or the Porschler in Marble — all valued at $119.

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post naming your favourite tree species or favourite specific tree (as we’re sticking with a wooden theme). My favourite tree is in Stanley Park, just up the Third Beach Trail, although it was a victim of the windstorm five years ago.

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You can also enter by posting the following on Twitter:

I entered to win @YEGWood wooden sunglasses from @Miss604 #Miss604Holidays

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on at 10:00am on December 27, 2011. If you’re in Edmonton, you can check out YEG Wood’s official launch party this Saturday as well.

Update The YEG Wood folks would like to extend a discount to all readers as well. The code is valid until January 15, 2012 and will take $20 off the purchase of sunglasses. Here’s how to use it on the website:

Select your glasses and click “Add To Cart”.
Click “Checkout”
In Step 1 of 2, enter all the pertinent info; then click “Continue to Next Step”
In Step 2 of 2, under Discounts enter “Miss604GetsWoodGlasses” and then click “Apply”
The price will be adjusted, and then you are all clear to complete your transaction.
With Standard Shipping, glasses will arrive in 4 – 5 days; with Super Fast Christmas Shipping, they will arrive in 2.

Update The winner is @TanyaFanya!

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  1. Puck says:

    Oh my god. I’ve always wanted wood-framed sunglasses. And based out of Edmo! Bonus.

    Favorite tree? Aspen. Definitely.

  2. Sabinah says:

    Cedar, it smells so good!

  3. Natalie says:

    I love magnolia trees, particularly in the Westend

  4. Gladys says:

    Willows are my fave!

  5. Jen Boudreau says:

    The Arbutus tree outside the Empress hotel in Victoria, BC

  6. Parker says:

    as far as trees in nature, my favourite is the Doug Fir! And for wood to make things from, I love the grain of alder!!

  7. Jenn says:

    My favourite tree is the huge one at Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island

  8. Laura Thomas says:

    My favorite tree is the Hollow tree at Stanley park! It’s been looking great since the refurbishment! My favorite type of tree is an Acer ‘sangu kako’ also known as a Coral Bark Maple. It has awesome pink barks that look amazing this time of year!

  9. These are beautiful! Never heard of it but would definitely love a pair!

  10. Oops my favourite trees are definitely willows!

  11. Robyn Pitawanakwat says:

    My favourite wood is birch. I like when the bark is peeling off the trunk and you can see the new bark underneath. And I love the art made with birch bark.

  12. Simon Clarke says:

    I’m going to have to go with the big willow tree at 2nd beach (near the outdoor pool). Beautiful, atmospheric and home to a whole murder o’ crows…

  13. vicky says:

    Being from northern Ontario, my heart is with the birch tree…Palm trees are cool too, especially when visitors see them! OMG! Vancouver has palm trees!!

  14. Linsy says:

    My favourite trees are oak trees. I love how big they grow and they are good for climbing!

  15. Dill says:

    I would go with the beautiful Arbutus tree with it beautiful red bark. Perfect pair with Vancouver’s weather, the beautiful red darkens with the rain.

  16. tracy says:

    red cedar

  17. Being a good ol’ Canadian girl (who loves maple syrup! But, really, who doesn’t?) I have to say maple trees! They’re also so pretty in autumn!.

  18. Arbutus. It rises to whatever occasion: clinging to craggy rocks or soaring above the canopy. And the color! We need to find some blown-down arbutus to make a limited run of glasses out of ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Victoria says:

    Weeping willows! We’re so lucky – we’ve got an enormous one in our backyard.

  20. Meg W says:

    Weeping willows, I used to climb them as a kid.

  21. Varya Rubin says:

    My favourite tree is a cedar I used to sit in at outside of my school in Toronto. it’s base formed a wooden seat where I could dangle my feet above a lush ravine.

  22. Avril Phillips says:

    I love cedar trees. There is one just under our apartment and the most amazing fragrance drifts up to the apartment in the summer.

  23. Katie says:

    Tis the season so my vote is for Christmas trees, or good old fashioned pine trees.

  24. Carolyn says:

    My favourite tree is the Blue Spruce(s) that were planted for each of my daughters when they were born! Still at a park in Edmonton (ironically enough!) and still growing strong! Second favourite wood is cedar… the smell will always remind me of my Grandparents!

  25. Douglas says:

    Maple. Not only does it have amazing fall colours but also gives us Maple Syrup!

  26. Rachel says:

    I love willow trees!

  27. Jenn says:

    My favourite is the Arbutus. In fact, my fiance just proposed with a ring box he carved from ome’s branch! Wood sunglasses would totally match….

  28. Val says:

    These look great – very West Coast – would love to wear them at the 2012 Summer Olympics. And I love cedar.

  29. will cadell says:

    i like the big tree on hornby island ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. vanessa says:

    i remember the stanley park tree … amazing!

    my favourite trees … arbutus.

  31. Abby says:

    I love the arbutus.

  32. Patrick says:

    Birch, the veneers that come from it are lovely.

  33. Angie says:

    These look rad! Would love to have a pair of the Cherry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. BROOKS says:

    Zebrawood is the coolest looking wood out there.
    They are completely unique and never look the same.

    I’ve always loved the smell of a fresh cut Pine during Christmas.

  35. mei says:

    love the banyan.

  36. Harjit says:

    I have always loved Weeping Willows. Those sunglasses are super cool.

  37. Laura says:

    There is a tree near my moms house that was put up one day when I was younger.
    My brothers and I always used to run into the woods behind an empty lot and there was an empty space that we would play in. One day we ran back there and a tree was planted. It wasn’t like any other tree, it was a pale green, almost white in colour. I never found out what the tree was (or where it came from) but I always thought fondly of it because it brings back great memories of playing with my brothers.

  38. Kevin says:

    Cedar trees by far!

  39. Belinda says:

    One of the most memoriable trees is a 200 year old fig tree that I saw near Caines. The grandpa tree gives off this Santa Clause feel. It was a very special tree.

  40. Kate says:

    I love Arbutus trees! I’m from the East and hadn’t laid eyes on one until 7 years ago when I moved to BC. Beautiful trees, beautiful glasses, great company!

  41. Marline says:

    Cedar trees, because of their magnificant scent!

  42. Camille Macdonald says:

    I’ve always loved weeping willows, theyre so mesmerizing!

  43. J says:

    I have always loved weeping willows. I’ve always wanted one to sit under and read in the summer time.

  44. Ben says:

    Koa wood is my favourite wood for sure, takes me back to Honolulu…sigh

  45. helena says:

    wow – very eco – cool – my favorite tree is the white alders moving to a summer breeze

  46. domestic diva says:

    I love sequoia trees. So amazingly beautiful!

  47. Leon says:

    A 400 or so year old western red cedar that I’ve visited for about 20 years now. It’s shaped a little corner of second growth into a beautiful marsh with ferns, a yew, and younger cedars and firs as neighbors.

  48. Mariane Salvail says:

    Hummm…not easy…cedar for their smell….oak for their strenght …sugar maple for their colours and yummyness and arbutus for their funky looks….I could go on but I won t!

  49. shelaine says:

    The line of trees a block from my old house. The roots were all coming out and they made it fun to bike over ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. Gina says:

    Have always adored cedar trees ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Katie P says:

    I love sequoia trees – they are so big!

  52. Caitlin says:

    My love for trees and involvement in conservation earned me a reputation amongst family and friends as a “tree hugger” years ago so this is a tough question. The tree that sparked my interest in the environment is this beautiful willow tree along the lake shore in the Okanagan but my favourite is definitely the Sequoia!

  53. Deena says:

    My fave tree is the arbutus…all around Cortes Island. Each one looks like a beautiful modern dancer perched on a rocky cliff.

  54. Adam says:

    My favourite tree is in Ontario. I planted an apple seed when I was 5 and now that tree has become something substantial.
    I make sure to go and see it when I am home. Still waiting for the year I get to eat my first apple.

  55. Annie says:

    Love cedar trees! There are a few huge ones I love to visit near Squamish Valley Road.

  56. Teresa K says:

    Palm Trees

  57. James Barry says:

    Hailing from Northern California, I do love me some Redwood trees.

  58. Heidi says:

    Cedar – because of it’s usefulness and smell

  59. Yvonne says:

    Love the cherry blossom trees!

  60. Stephanie says:

    The Cherry Blossom trees in bloom.

  61. Aileen R says:

    Pine Tree’s are my favourite.

  62. Amy T says:

    Love willow trees.

  63. Marianne says:

    Cedar trees are the best tree species!

  64. Aggie says:

    Fruit trees. Apple and wild cherry!

  65. stephanie says:

    I love the large redwood trees.

  66. Shelley says:

    My favorite is the Redwood Tree. I still remember the trip my parents took us on in the 1970’s to the Trees Of Mystery in Klamath California. The Redwood trees stood as tall as 375 feet and they grew up up to 20 feet in diameter. They are the largest living thing on earth! They are really something to see!

  67. Jessica says:

    Cedar, it reminds me of my grandparents house on the beach.

  68. Sarah says:

    Willow trees.

  69. Curtis says:

    Birch ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Stephanie says:

    Cherry blossoms are my favourite cause they’re so gorgeous to look at! Sad that my dad and I are both allergic to them though…!

  71. NM says:

    Love Willow trees.

  72. Bons says:

    I like cherry blossom and cedar trees.

  73. Andrew says:

    Doesn’t everyone love PALM TREES?!?

  74. Tiffany says:

    I like spruce because it smells so nice.

  75. Mon Aranyaphong says:

    Oh Maple tree….where to begin?
    You provide sticky, sugary syrup for drizzling upon our pancakes turning a flat bland bread into a really special morning treat. You provide much needed (and appreciated) shade on the hottest of days and we can hang tire swings from you to swoop around over the ground and fly through the long days of childhood. You look like you’re on fire with your brilliant red and orange leaves in the fall. You’re the first tree around to drop leaves in the ground much to the delight of all the neighborhood kids. Maple is the mother of all trees ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Tara says:

    I love all trees but in particular willow trees and Cherry trees.

  77. Emily H says:


  78. ANgela R says:

    Maple Tree

  79. Alixx says:

    I love cedar trees.

  80. Jan says:

    white birch

  81. Vanessa says:


  82. Red maple, or whichever one produces those cherry blossoms.

  83. Donna L says:

    Oak trees. My elementary school had them all over the grounds and was named for them

  84. liz says:

    I love the Maple Tree Grove at VanDusen Gardens.It smells just like maple sugar and feels so fresh.

  85. nile says:

    That’s interesting!!

  86. Cliff says:

    Birch trees, for their interesting looking trunks.

  87. Brenda says:

    Pine trees because they smell like Christmas

  88. Tiffany Kalanj says:

    Cedar – it’s classic

  89. Heather says:

    I love all trees, but I have a favourite White Birch back in NB that I grew up with!

  90. Renfrew says:

    My favourite tree is in my front yard in East Van – a giant maple.

  91. Deb C says:

    My favorite tree is a Douglas Fir, and we planted one in my Aunt’s yard of beautiful trees, it’s the only Douglas Fir, in honor of my dad, who’s name was Doug, just after he passed in 2005. Whenever I go up to 100 Mile, I go and spend some time with my “dad’s” tree.

  92. Kevin Walton says:

    Cedar. Reminds me of Tofino.

  93. Summer says:

    I love the ancient, giant trees hidden all over Vancouver Island!

  94. Chelsea says:

    Maple, definitely.

  95. Vince says:

    It’s Maple for me.

  96. Deidre says:

    kauri – it’s a native new zealand wood.

  97. Julia says:

    I like the smell of cedar wood.

  98. Janet says:

    My favourite has to be pine because they smell like Chirstmas.

  99. wono99 says:

    partial to Cedar, saw similiar glasses in Portland, love them.

  100. James says:

    Larch trees for me!

  101. Nikki says:

    Orange Groves are the best – the smell of orange blossom – ah! to die for ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. Serena Debolt says:

    Definately cedar. Our next door neighbour built a cedar fence that divides our property and I love sitting near it in the summer, it makes our yard smell so good.

  103. Bernadette says:

    cedar, just reminds me of camping as a child and the PNE smell…lol

  104. Alisha M. says:

    These are too cool! I saw a pair of wooden eyeglasses years ago and loved them. Would SO love to win this!

  105. David D. says:

    sequoia trees also my fave!

  106. linda says:

    I’m new to and amazed by the range of woods we find here. Haven’t narrowed one down, still discovering them.

  107. K says:

    Arbutus ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Elysia S says:

    Quercus kellogii

  109. Lillea says:

    Arbutus is my favorite.

  110. Sean says:

    Cedar ftw!

  111. Scott says:

    Blue spruce trees

  112. Marina says:

    Cedar. Such a part of the west coast.

  113. Sharylin says:

    I have an affinity for willow trees, when the wind is blowing they sound like the ocean1

  114. carrie says:

    This might be my only Christmas present this year.

  115. vincent says:

    willow is my fav! XD

  116. Sara says:

    I really love hemlock trees. Something about the way that they flop over at the top is really amusing to me.

  117. Kam P says:

    Being a local boy, it’s gotta be cedar!

  118. My favourite tree is the Mountain Ash in my Grandpa’s backyard. So stately.

  119. Jodi Trudel says:

    My favorite tree is the birch, I love the white bark. I also love Crimson King Maples

  120. Katy M says:

    I love Japanese Maple trees. My favorite specific tree is at a house I lived in about 5 years ago — it’s a HUGE pecan tree in the backyard.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  121. Craig Thompson says:

    These are wicked cool!

  122. Marlene V says:

    I love the Trembling aspen tree.

  123. Randy says:

    My favourite tree is the arbutus tree and my dad had a few of them on his property on the Sunshine Coast

  124. Tanya says:

    Arbutus trees are my favourite ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. Monica says:

    My favourite are the Garry Oaks around Victoria

  126. Nicole says:

    These are cool sunglasses – would love a pair!

    My favourite tree is the oak.

  127. Teina says:

    Willow trees, I think. Though, those living root bridges in Cherrapunji India are pretty awesome as well.

  128. Carol says:

    Pine trees are my favourite. They are so beautiful.

  129. ally says:

    Cedar! I love the smell.

  130. Jackie says:

    Cherry trees: their blossoms transform Vancouver streets!

  131. Maryanne says:

    Definitely cedar. Smells so good and I was surrounded by them growing up.

  132. Cyndi says:

    I love the smell of Cedar!

  133. Brenda says:

    Do Christmas trees count? so pretty!

  134. Von says:

    Maple trees

  135. Grace says:

    Cherry Blossoms ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. Ro says:

    I miss the gorgeous cherry tree in the backyard of my childhood home in Richmond.

  137. Aaron says:

    there’s an arbutus tree hanging over the water in Drumbeg Park on Gabriola that’s great to sit under ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. Alex Wyder says:

    Just saw these and loved them! Can’t imagine owning a pair, so exciting!

  139. Mich says:

    Maple trees!

  140. Nicole Shum says:

    Favourite tree: the hollowed tree at science world that you can climb inside. Childhood:)

  141. Milli says:

    My favorite tree is a poplar that I used to climb to get on my roof and watch fireworks or win at hide and seek.

  142. alana says:

    the big tree in my parents backyard

  143. Andy C. says:


  144. I had a few pair of YEG Wood sunglasses years ago. I used to love rudy project glasses, but I don’t think I’d spend that much on glasses again when I can get good quality from a $70 pair of tifosis.

  145. Leslie says:

    weeping willow

  146. Troy says:

    Coconut trees. When I see them it means I’m on vacation!

  147. Jessica says:

    I’d have to say that cherry trees are my favourite. ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. sharon says:

    I’m a sucker for maple trees ๐Ÿ™‚

  149. Anne-Marie T says:

    I love Christmas trees !!

  150. Grace Mok says:

    I absolutely love the smell of red cedars so red cedars it is!!!

  151. Ian Y says:

    Arbutus trees look absolutely amazing imo

  152. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    Douglas Fir is my fav ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. Max says:

    My favorite tree that comes to mind at the moment is the well lit up tree at Holland Park in Surrey. My photo of…

  154. Evan says:

    +1 for pine trees. Gotta love ’em.

  155. Kim says:

    The Blue Spruce… Its so beautiful and uniquely colourful

  156. Raj Hoonjan says:

    Love Maple trees. Grew up with a whole forest of them near our house. Great memories of them!

  157. aimee p says:

    these are so cool

  158. Kim Cooper says:

    My tree is the giant Blue Spruce in our front yard…..the quails love it too.

  159. Jeannie Smyth says:

    My favorite tree is the Douglas Fir. They smell so good! I love these glasses. Really nice looking!

  160. cheryl says:

    Zabrano wood would be cool

  161. Ann says:

    Ever since I was a young girl, I have loved weeping willows. I would lay under them and soak in their magical sense of calm. Now, I am in my 50’s and am still doing it!

  162. Erin says:

    I love Sitka Spruce!

  163. carl says:

    i love cedar , the aroma, the fact it is so easy to work with.

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