I remember a time of Columbus with first pioneers and trappers in Canada. I am named after the Comfort family, who acquired the land in 1816. The land around it were donated to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority on April 30, 1961 by Miss Edna Eleanor Comfort. My current owner is Dr. Paul Coyne.
I am 24.5 metres (80 ft) tall with a crown that is 38 metres (125 ft) in circumference with the trunk itself measured at 6 metres (20 ft) in circumference at the base.

The Comfort Maple tree is an individual sugar maple (Acer saccharum) located in Comfort Maple Conservation Area in the Town of Pelham, Ontario. The tree is estimated (not based upon a complete ring count) to be about 500 years old.

Ontario’s oldest trees

Photography Mik Herman for Geon Magazine

In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws… to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree...
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life...
Wandering; Notes and Sketches by Hermann Hesse