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Garry Oak Essay Contest

The Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society, together with the Whidbey News-Times, sponsored an essay contest in April. Writers were asked to share about their favorite local Garry oak and why they would like to plant an oak tree of their own. Five 10-year old Garry oak saplings were awarded. We received so many worthy essays! […]

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to us! One year ago in April a small handful of people came together in a coffee shop in Oak Harbor and shared thoughts about our local Garry oaks. We identified the urgent need for oak conservation and chose a name for ourselves-the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society. Thank you to our wonderful […]

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Fall Acorn Planting Party

Members of the OHGOS came together this fall to plant acorns from favorite local Garry oaks and take the pots home for nurturing until the seedlings are big enough to plant successfully. This will be when they are 2-3 years old. We want to provide a supply of juvenile trees in Oak Harbor at-the-ready for […]

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Officers Elected

We formally elected officers at our September meeting.  They are as follows: President – Laura Renninger Vice-President – Kathy Chalfant Secretary – Brian Giles Treasurer – Open Position! The position for Treasurer remains open at this time.  Please be thinking of who we can ask to fill this important role. Thank you Kathy and Brian […]

The Sisters photo credit Laura Renninger.

Legacy of the Garry oak

Welcome to the website! Special thanks to Kyle Renninger for all his hard work getting this website up and running! We at the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society are committed to the continuing the legacy of the Garry oak in Oak Harbor thru focused planting, education of our young people about conservation of the oak, […]