Outreach

Self-Guided Garry Oak Walking Tour

Sunlight filters thru Garry oaks, photo credit L. Renninger 2015

Created in partnership with the City of Oak Harbor and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, this 3-mile tour features many beautiful Garry oaks scattered throughout the old town area of Oak Harbor.

Garry Oak Tree Tour

Library Display Case

This collection of Garry oak educational materials, artifacts, photos, and Garry oak wood pieces was displayed in the entryway display case of the Oak Harbor Library / Skagit Valley College Library during the first weeks of September. Many students and library patrons were able to learn about the Garry oaks in our community. We hope to offer this great learning opportunity again soon!

Public Presentations

The Garry Oak Society has presented on the importance of the Garry oak and how our organization is helping to preserve these heritage trees. Presentations have been giving to the City Council, Oak Harbor Garden Club, and Sunrise Rotary. If you are interested in having the Garry Oak Society present for your group, please contact Laura at preservegarryoak@yahoo.com.

Arbor Day Event

Arbor Day Garry oaks, photo credit L. RenningerFor Arbor Day 2015, we partnered with the Whidbey Conservation District and Oak Harbor Schools to help children learn about and plant Garry oak saplings in front of Hillcrest Elementary School. Also, we collaborated with the City of Oak Harbor by labeling and tying bright green ribbons on prominent Garry oaks around Oak Harbor.  A list/map featuring the labeled and ribboned trees was then published for the public to utilize over the course of a week in late April for a self-guided tree tour.