Enjoy Our Newly Revamped Garry Oak Tree Tour

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 [...]

By |2020-07-12T16:19:02-07:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

WA DNR Tree Link Feature: The Story of Oak Harbor and the Garry Oak

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 [...]

By |2020-06-16T12:14:48-07:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

New Short Film – Smith Park and the Garry Oak Tree

Learn about Smith Park in Oak Harbor, WA, the unique Garry Oak Tree, and the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society which aims to keep the "oak" in Oak Harbor. This amazing video was created by talented WWU student Jaya Flanary and narrated by OHGOS President Laura Renninger. Thank you Jaya and everyone involved! [...]

By |2019-12-14T18:18:14-08:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Outreach|2 Comments

Oaks, a Mural, and Native Plants in our Landscape

Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society is excited about the completion of the new mural painted on the side of a building at the corner of Jensen Street and E. Pioneer Way. The mural, depicting a Garry oak meadow at sunset, points the way to historic Smith Park, which contains hundreds of ancient Garry oaks, [...]

By |2019-11-09T15:20:32-08:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

Easter Egg Hunt & Oak Education

Join Us for a Fun Easter Egg Hunt and Garry Oak Education in Oak Harbor! Saturday, April 20 2019 from 1-2PM in Smith Park Children ages 1-9 years are welcome. There will be Garry oak tree education and activities. Plus, find lucky coins and win prices, and pick up coupons for participating Downtown Merchants! Click to [...]

By |2020-06-07T09:46:13-07:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

Staying Cool Under the Shade of Oaks!

Isn't it nice to find a cool shady spot under our majestic oaks during these warm summer days? Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society met with the film crew from Whidbey Telecom in July under the shade of Smith Parks oaks to shoot film for a show called The Curious Islander. The Curious Islander segment will focus [...]

By |2019-11-09T15:21:57-08:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

Notable Oaks of Oak Harbor Walking Tour April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 21st 2018 10AM - 12PM Featuring the Post Office Demonstration Native Plant Garden and Smith Park Oak Grove Meet At: Oak Harbor Post Office parking lot at 10:00 AM Naturalist Educator Melissa Duffy and Local Historian Scott Hornung will lead a tour of some of Oak Harbor's noteworthy Garry oaks and plants found in [...]

By |2019-11-09T15:44:31-08:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Outreach|1 Comment

Taking Flight Among Oak Harbor’s Garry Oaks

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 [...]

By |2020-04-12T17:34:38-07:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments


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 [...]

By |2019-12-14T18:19:13-08:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments