Garry Oaks at Municipal Hall Rejuvenated

June 11, 2013

Two historic Garry oaks located on the west grounds of the Esquimalt Municipal Hall property got a new lease on life today thanks to a root invigoration treatment.

The treatment consisted of applying high pressure air to loosen the soil, and adding compost, mulch and nutrients to the soil layer surrounding the roots. This will promote fine feeder root development and improve nutrient and moisture intake to improve the overall health of the trees, which were a part of the landscape before the municipality was incorporated in 1912.

The work was carried out by Parks and Recreation staff, along with Bartlett Tree Experts, an official sponsor of Esquimalt’s Bloomin’ Beautiful Home and Garden Contest. For more information on the contest, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Rick Daykin, Manager of Parks and Facilities

Tel: 250-412-8508