See the many Garry oaks for which our town was named! Created in partnership with the City of Oak Harbor and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, this self-guided tour features many beautiful Garry oaks throughout the old town area of Oak Harbor. The city itself was named for these mighty trees that line its [...]
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) in their Tree Link Newsletter recently did a feature article on the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society. We are thrilled to be featured! Click below to read the article, and consider subscribing to their newsletter for great content delivered to your inbox. Read the Article [...]
In this very difficult time, musician Tim Herrin reminds us that it’s still a wonderful world.
We are happy to announce new interpretive signs are now in place at the Native Garden pocket park located at the Oak Harbor Post Office! There are two signs for you to enjoy. One sign explains the important role native plants play in our landscape and the overall benefit of native plants. The plants [...]
Earlier this month, the City of Oak Harbor revealed their final design plans for a revitalized Windjammer Park. We are excited to announce Windjammer will include 27 sizable Garry oak saplings to be planted throughout the park in excellent locations. Additionally, at a later date the Garry Oak Society will donate and plant a number of [...]
A Drone Video by Scott Storer Garry Oaks video project from Scott Storer on Vimeo. "This is a project I have compiled over the past year which will be added to over time. The project as a whole was brought up as an idea for getting ideal footage of the native Garry Oaks that grow in [...]
Normally acorns would be dropping all over the Old Town area of Oak Harbor by now, but it seems this year the acorn harvest is in very short supply. The same acorn shortage is true for SE Vancouver Island and San Juan Island's Garry oaks. We believe the scant acorn production is due to the summer [...]
OHGOS is very pleased to announce we have received permission from the Navy to plant 30 young Garry oaks on Navy land along Regatta Drive. This will significantly bolster the population of Garry oaks in Oak Harbor and eventually provide habitat enhancement to connect the Garry oaks on SE 8th Ave. with the Hilltop Navy Oak [...]