As reported in an earlier news post, Saanich reached an agreement to purchase this property this year and it is now preserved as a beautiful undisturbed Garry Oak ecosystem in Cedar Hill Park. The new area is about one acre that combines beautifully with Saanich’s road allowance on Tattersall/James Heights. It’s truly an amazing, diverse and secluded extension to the Park. Well done Saanich!!
The Friends of Cedar Hill Park and Pulling Together volunteers work steadily around the Park every Monday morning moving from one area to the next removing invasive species, planting new trees and shrubs and generally cleaning up. We are supported by Saanich Parks’ staff in all our work.
We are delighted to have finally started work to clean up this new addition to the Park. We are cutting heavy ivy growth from the oak trees, and removing Black Berry, Daphne and Broom. This area is like many others in the Park with thick invasive ivy covering the ground. Ivy removal will demand considerable work in the future. Please drop us an email should you need more information or wish to volunteer.