High winds bring down old garry oak in Oak Bay

Damage minimal from the fall of gnarly tree

Mike Barnabe from Cordova Bay Tree Service prepares to buck up a Garry oak tree that fell across Granite Street in the high winds Monday.

Mike Barnabe from Cordova Bay Tree Service prepares to buck up a Garry oak tree that fell across Granite Street in the high winds Monday.

A Garry oak tree that fell across Granite Street on Monday was helped over by a combination of high winds and root rot, according to the tree experts on hand to clear the debris.

The tree was estimated to be about 150 years old. Luckily, it missed homes and cars when it fell.