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Acorns

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 […]

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Handcrafted Garry Oak Items for Sale

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 […]

Smith Park Celebration of Summer 2017 - Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society

Celebrating Summer in Smith Park

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 […]

Navy Open House

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 […]

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Happy New Year!

The Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society is pleased to announce that we have achieved our non-profit status just in time to greet 2017!  It’s now easier than ever for you to become an official Society member on our full-featured website. The yearly membership fee is only $20.00. Without your membership support, the Garry Oak Society could […]

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Garry Oak Ornaments For Sale

Just in time for the Holidays! The Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society has handcrafted, unique Garry oak wood items for sale at 3 Sisters Market. Buy one soon, as they are only available while supplies last!  Left to right: Winter Silhouette, $10.00 Acorn with Cap and Bead, $5.00 Oak Leaves, $7.00 Little Star in Center, $3.50 […]

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Giving Thanks

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 […]