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Society News & Blog2019-05-20T17:04:09-07:00

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, as well as native [...]

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|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 from 1-2PM in Smith ParkChildren 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 see this event on Facebook.

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Community Events|0 Comments

Acorn Harvest Time

Harvest time is upon us. Gratefully, we see the acorn harvest this year compared to last year has been especially plentiful! Our group has been busy collecting acorns and planting them in tall pots for future planting projects. Beyond acorns, we have also collected Garry oak twigs, pieces of bark, lichens and mosses, leaves, and selected small cross-sections of wood. [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|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 exclusively on our native [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oaks Planted at Freund Marsh

Recently eight Garry oak seedlings were planted along the trail at Freund Marsh by the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society, City of Oak Harbor Parks, and Miss Oak Harbor Royalty members including Teen Miss Oak Harbor Emily Evans, Teen Second Princess Savanneh Dahl, and Miss Second Princess Autumn Coker. This project celebrated Arbor Day 2018 with the help of the City of Oak [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students Enjoy After School Garry Oak Enrichment

A successful pilot program at Broadview Elementary has just wrapped up. What's next for Garry oaks in the classroom? Students use rubber stamps and colored pencils to depict their version of the habitat found inside Garry oak ecosystems. Each student was provided their own Garry oak folders which they took home to keep at the end of the program. [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments