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

A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)
A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photos)A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photos)
A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)
A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)
A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)
A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)
A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)A crowd of about 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Rick Marshall photo)
About 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Tom Croft photo)About 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Tom Croft photo)
About 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Tom Croft photo)About 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Tom Croft photo)
About 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Tom Croft photo)About 40 people celebrated and planted greenery for the annual Tree Appreciation Day in Oak Bay. (Tom Croft photo)

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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