This old news from last year is being added to complete our coverage of the TOTY contest.
In the second year of Comox Valley Nature’s Tree of the Year contest, the award went to a very large Garry oak (Quercus garryana) in the parking lot of the Comox Valley Sport Centre on Vanier Road. This majestic specimen is one of the few left after the Centre was constructed, and is surrounded by a small fence. This area possibly has the largest number of Garry oaks on public land in the Valley.
This tree was nominated by Annette Boulter, who remembers it from years as a student at nearby Georges P. Vanier Secondary School. CVN presented Annette with a gift basket at the general meeting in February of 2019.