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PHOTOS: Residents get dirty to support Oak Bay urban tree canopy

12 Garry oaks, plethora native shrubs planted to celebrate tree day

A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay.

Oak Bay parks manager Chris Hyde-Lay called it a great success as residents planted a dozen new Garry oaks and a plethora of native shrubs on Sunday (Nov. 7) in Thaywun/Bowker Creek park.

The trees and shrubbery will grow to provide shade over the creek, improving its potential as a habitat for salmon, with eggs set to be placed in the creek in early 2022.

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Christine van Reeuwyk

About the Author: Christine van Reeuwyk

I'm dedicated to serving the community of Oak Bay as a senior journalist with the Greater Victoria news team.
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