How To Plant Oak Trees

In the climate of the Pacific Northwest, native Garry oak trees are easy to grow and become very drought tolerant once established.

Oaks can be sprouted from acorns collected under your favorite trees. Acorns drop in the fall and should be planted before the first frost. Oaks can also be grow using seedlings purchased from the society. Contact us to purchase seedlings.

This page featuers step by step guides and in-depth resources that will help make your Garry Oak planting efforts a success. If you have questions, get in touch. We are happy to help!

Planting With Acorns

A young girl collects Garry oak acorns in Oak Harbor WA
A young girl collects Garry oak acorns.

Quick Guide – Planting Acorns

Planting With Seedlings

Planting Garry Oak Seedlings

Seedlings can be purchased from the society.

Quick Guide – Planting Seedlings

An In-Depth Look at Planting Oak Trees

Planting-Oak-in-the-Pacific-NorthwestIf you’re interested in a more detailed look at oak planting, this US Forest Service document on planting oak trees in our region contains useful information.

Planting Native Oak in the Pacific Northwest