Sit beside the seaside....summer is coming!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)

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Summer dreams.....

Here's a bench, waiting for you.    The Garry Oak tree in the foreground is a protected species, in my area.   Not a native tree, it was planting in the 18th Century, when the Spanish ruled the Pacific Coast region.    They planted this fast growing variety of oak tree, so that they would have wood available to repair the hulls of their ships, if needed.

There are Spanish place names in this area...Juan de Fuca Strait, Madrona Drive, Galiano Island, etc.   

The history of this Coast is found in English place names, too...Captain Cook and Captain George Vancouver named a lot of Islands in this "inner sea"!

The Islands Trust, a provincial government mandated body, in place since 1974, continues to protect the Gulf Islands from growth.     This lovely unspoiled scene will remain, for the enjoyment of all visitors to the Islands.

More info?    Call me!     Thinking of moving here?    See me for all the information, maps, etc.    Looking forward to your call.

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Chris Junck

Hi Li,

That's a beautiful scene - very inviting and peaceful.

I haven't seen any research that indicates that Garry oaks were planted by the Spanish. Could you please tell me where you found that information? All of our tree reference books at the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team office say that Garry oaks are "the only oak native to British Columbia."

For more information about Garry oak ecosystems, please visit our website: www.goert.ca

Cheers,

Chris Junck

Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team

Apr 08, 2010 11:39 AM #1
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Li Read
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Hello, there!     Appreciated your email...I was told this when I lived in
Victoria (before real estate career, too, so this is going back a few
years).    

It was right around the time that people were wrapping sticky
paper around the tree trunks (sometime in the late 70s/early 80s???), to
fight some sort of bug infestation happening to all the Garry Oak trees?    

I remember the volunteer person, who was wrapping the trees on my property, saying this,

and I found it very interesting.    If wrong, would need to know!   Let me know.....

Thank you!

Li

Apr 08, 2010 11:52 AM #2
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Carolyn

Hi Li, further to Chris's comment, there is evidence (through pollen records) that Garry oaks have grown in this area for about 7000 years. And they don't exist in Spain. They are unique to a small area of BC, and parts of Washington, Oregon and California. That's it in the world. I will send you more info via email if you like.

Best wishes,

Carolyn.

Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (www.goert.ca).

Apr 09, 2010 07:25 PM #3
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I would appreciate it!     Always important to me to "get it right"!     Thanks for the comments, too.

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