A pair of trees standing on the site of the current Esquimalt municipal hall since before the township’s incorporation in 1912 have been given some special care by parks staff.
Together with employees of Bartlett Tree Services, parks staffers worked to loosen the soil around the Garry oaks’ base to improve their intake of nutrient and moisture. Compost, mulch and other nutrients were then added to promote the development of the trees’ feeder roots, which is expected to help the overall health of the trees.
The work was done in conjunction with Esquimalt’s 2013 Bloomin’ Beautiful Home and Garden Contest. For more information on the contest, visit esquimalt.ca.