Giving Thanks

By |2019-12-14T18:21:11-08:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Preservation|

I'm very thankful for the dedicated volunteers who give of their time to help with Garry oak conservation in our Oak Harbor community. YOU are making a positive difference in our environment, not just in the present, but in the decades and centuries to come. I'm also thankful for our productive partnerships between OHGOS other entities [...]

Planting Garry Oaks along Regatta Drive

By |2019-12-14T18:21:18-08:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Preservation|

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 [...]

Presenting Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society

By |2019-12-14T18:21:29-08:00September 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, Outreach, Preservation|

Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society experienced success in outreach/education, fundraising, and membership enhancement at the August Farmer's Markets and at the September Music Festival. We had lots of conversations with people in our community and visitors to Oak Harbor about the importance of Garry oak conservation. Special thanks to all the OHGOS members who gave of [...]

Garry Oak Woodturning and Other Items

By |2019-12-14T18:22:54-08:00February 28th, 2016|Categories: Preservation|

Check out our new page featuring local wood artists.  Garry oak wood pieces allow the beautiful grain and natural color of Garry oaks to really shine. We do not, of course, advocated cutting down an oak simply to accomplish a wood working project. All of the examples posted are gleaned via wood from trees downed by [...]

Volunteer at the Oak Harbor Centennial Oak Grove

By |2019-12-14T18:23:03-08:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Preservation|

Volunteer with the City of Oak Harbor on February 26th and February 27th planting seedlings at the Oak Harbor Centennial Oak Grove! Planting is planned to take place both days between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. The Centennial Oak Grove is at the intersection of State Route 20 and Fakkema Rd. Interested in volunteering? Contact Brad Gluth [...]

Good Things are Happening for the Garry Oak In Oak Harbor!

By |2019-12-14T18:23:13-08:00December 9th, 2015|Categories: Outreach, Preservation|

On two sunny and cold days in November, members of our group partnered with Oak Harbor city employees as well as other enthusiastic citizens to plant 100 Garry oak saplings in the new Centennial Grove. This site is visible by many people traveling on nearby Hwy. 20 and the trees will serve as a welcome (or [...]

Fall Acorn Planting Party

By |2019-12-14T18:23:22-08:00October 3rd, 2015|Categories: Outreach, Preservation|

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 replacing [...]

Officers Elected

By |2019-12-14T18:23:34-08:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Preservation|

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 for [...]

Legacy of the Garry oak

By |2019-12-14T18:23:43-08:00August 15th, 2015|Categories: Education, Preservation|

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, and [...]