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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