Society News & Blog

Society News & Blog2019-10-16T09:14:30-07:00

Enjoy Our Newly Revamped Garry Oak Tree Tour

See the many Garry oaks for which our town was named! Created in partnership with the City of Oak Harbor and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, this self-guided tour features many beautiful Garry oaks throughout the old town area of Oak Harbor. The city itself was named for these mighty trees that line its shores. The Garry Oak [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

WA DNR Tree Link Feature: The Story of Oak Harbor and the Garry Oak

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) in their Tree Link Newsletter recently did a feature article on the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society. We are thrilled to be featured! Click below to read the article, and consider subscribing to their newsletter for great content delivered to your inbox.  Read the Article [...]

By |June 16th, 2020|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

Spring! Garry Oaks Planted, Parks Refreshed

Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society (OHGOS) meetings are postponed until further notice. However, we wanted to take a minute to share about OHGOS volunteers who made a difference in a big way locally at three separate events. In mid-February there was a work party in Smith Park. Volunteers weeded and mulched landscape islands around oaks in the Park. In continuation of our [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Categories: Preservation|0 Comments

New Short Film – Smith Park and the Garry Oak Tree

Learn about Smith Park in Oak Harbor, WA, the unique Garry Oak Tree, and the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society which aims to keep the "oak" in Oak Harbor. This amazing video was created by talented WWU student Jaya Flanary and narrated by OHGOS President Laura Renninger. Thank you Jaya and everyone involved! Become A Society Member [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Categories: Outreach|2 Comments

Native Plant Restoration and Species Recovery in Smith Park

On October 14th, 2019, Oak Harbor City Parks Board voted unanimously to begin the policy of deferred lawn mowing in Smith Park, a proposal put forth by Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society, in order to allow ecologically important native wildflowers to fully bloom and set seed. The practice of deferred mowing will allow the resurgence of native wildflowers which have [...]

By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: Preservation|0 Comments