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

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: Preservation|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: Outreach|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: Preservation|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: Education|0 Comments

Notable Oaks of Oak Harbor Walking Tour April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 21st 2018 10AM - 12PM Featuring the Post Office Demonstration Native Plant Garden and Smith Park Oak Grove Meet At: Oak Harbor Post Office parking lot at 10:00 AM Naturalist Educator Melissa Duffy and Local Historian Scott Hornung will lead a tour of some of Oak Harbor's noteworthy Garry oaks and plants found in Garry oak ecosystems. We [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Categories: Outreach|1 Comment

Updates Planned for Garry Oak Protection Code

As the City of Oak Harbor Planning Department drafts potential changes to the Garry Oak Protection code, the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society respectfully urges the city to save the oaks by closing the ivy loophole. This Garry oak in Illwaco Alley was removed after it was found to be dead, seen here after being partially cut down. (A [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: Preservation|0 Comments