It is the only native oak species in western Canada, and Savary Island is close to the northern limit of its range.
You can find some at Mace Point on the north-facing ledge — but you have to go to the eastern termination of Vancouver Boulevard and tresspass on private property to do so.
A small stand of Garry Oak at Mace Point
1. For a complete and detailed description of this tree, click here.
2. "A small stand (5 plants, 2 to 3 metres in height) of Garry Oak was located on a north-facing ledge of Green’s Point [Mace Point] on March 12, 2000. … The overstorey above the ledge consists of an older Pseudotsuga menziesii – Arbutus menziesii forest."
(Source: Sand Dune Ecosystems on Savary Island, Dunster (2000))
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