Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters


Garry Oak and California Brome

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Garry Oak and California Brome

Dry Broadleaf Forest [Red-Listed]

This rare oak community grows on slopes where there are typically deeper soils and the trees are able to reach impressive stature. California brome is found at some of these sites but the more common grasses and sedges include blue wildrye, oatgrass and long-stoloned sedge. Many sites on the island have been degraded by weedy species after a long history of grazing sheep.

Photo by Ryan Batten