Kyle Renninger

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Taking Flight Among Oak Harbor’s Garry Oaks

By |2018-01-12T01:34:13-07:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Grant from Island Thrift

By |2018-01-12T01:31:54-07:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Island Thrift generously awarded the society a grant to purchase oak related school books for children, pots for our tree nurseries, supplies to care for trees, and more. Please consider supporting them with your donations and patronage so they may continue supporting community groups like us. A warm Whidbey thank you to Island Thrift.

Oak Harbor Post Office Native Plant Garden Thrives Again

By |2017-12-20T02:07:43-07:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

At the Oak Harbor Post Office Native Plant Garden, located at the corner of Barrington Dr. and City Beach St, many species of native plants are displayed alongside the giant stump of the 330 year old Post Office Oak. Over 40 new plant identification signs can now be found to aid in exploring the garden. Plants, [...]

Smith Park – Better Than Ever!

By |2017-12-07T03:38:56-07:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

What a day for the Garry oaks in Oak Harbor! City staff officially cut the ribbon on a stunning new interpretive display and park name sign for Smith Park, and, along with Garry Oak Society volunteers, planted three new Garry oaks in honor of community members who served on the Oak Harbor Parks Board. Both the [...]


By |2017-11-03T22:59:25-07:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Garry Oak Revival and Oak Harbor Music Festival!

By |2017-08-27T22:33:54-07:00August 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Oak Harbor is experiencing a Garry oak revival! It's a new day for Garry oaks in the greater Oak Harbor area as they come to the forefront of our appreciation recently in two important ways! First, there is a brand-new piece of art in Oak Harbor, titled "Autumn Leaves". It is placed prominently on Highway 20 [...]

Handcrafted Garry Oak Items for Sale

By |2017-07-23T04:56:07-07:00July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Please stop by the Garry Oak Gallery in downtown Oak Harbor to see our Society's handcrafted Garry oak items for sale including ornaments, bowls, kitchen utensils, salt/pepper shakers, coasters, and more! Created by volunteer artisans from sustainably collected  Garry oak, you're sure to find a unique piece that has to come home with you! All of [...]

Celebrating Summer in Smith Park

By |2017-07-19T03:16:02-07:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

In early July the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society gathered together under the mighty oaks in Smith Park to celebrate summer and and our city's namesake tree. There were many delightful potluck dishes shared over lively dinner conversation. Members displayed Garry oak art, historic photos, and woodworking . Several short readings rounded out a lovely evening [...]

Navy Open House

By |2017-05-29T03:33:15-07:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Did you know? This luscious beauty is a chocolate lily, a wildflower associated with Garry oak ecosystems. Only a tiny remnant of these flowers survive today in our community in a location on Navy property. Look for the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society booth at the Navy Open House event June 24th from 9 am-3 pm! [...]

The Joy of Spring and Native Plants!

By |2017-04-02T04:21:19-07:00April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ahhh! There are abundant signs of Spring around us at last! We look forward to seeing the lovely flowering wildflowers and native flowering shrubs associated with Garry oak ecosystems. We have been busy spreading mulch at the newly adopted Native Plant Garden in Oak Harbor. Planted by Melissa Duffy and members of Harbor Pride in the [...]