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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Other Garry Oak Restoration Efforts

Regatta Drive Plantingphoto of Captain Moore and Mayor Severns planting Garry Oak saplings

On Friday, October 28th, the City partnered with the Navy and the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society to plant 32 Garry oak seedlings on Navy property.  The area planted is the grassy area that lies east of Regatta Drive, between the street and the adjacent Navy housing called Victory Housing.  The plantings stretch from east and north of the public library all the way up to Whidbey Avenue.  This area will connect habitat with a historic grove on the Navy Seaplane Base.

As part of the honors, Mayor Severns and Captain Moore grabbed shovels and planted the first tree.  After that, Navy, City staff, and Garry Oak Society members worked together to plant the remaining trees and place protective cages around them.  The cages were donated by the image of Capt Moore and Mayor Severns planting Garry Oak saplingGarry oak Society and the trees were donated by the City.  The trees were 3 years old and were grown in a partnership between the City and High School Ecology Club, and Horticulture Class Students.  Other materials such as mulch, soil, and tree tubes were donated by the City and the Navy.


Navy Lodge Planting

On Tuesday, November 29th, the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society planted 15 Garry oak seedlings at the Navy lodge on Maylor’s point.  Executive Officer Steve Richards worked alongside the society members to plant and cage the trees.  The trees were donated by the City of Oak Harbor and were of the same 3-year-old batch that were grown in partnership with the High School Ecology Club and Horticulture Class Students.

(Photos - U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Cooper)

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