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  Tree Book - Garry oak
Garry oak forms open parkland and meadows that are scattered with Douglas-fir and a lush spring display of herbs - camas, Easter lilies, western buttercups, and shootingstars.
Garry oak wood was used by coastal peoples for combs and digging sticks as well as for fuel.
Oaks were considered sacred to the god of thunder and carrying an acorn preserved a youthful appearance.
www.for.gov.bc.ca /hfd/library/documents/treebook/garryoak.htm   (284 words)

  
 Northern Limit for Garry Oaks
It is spring, and the meadows beneath the oaks are a flush of colour; blue camas, pink shooting stars, white fawn lilies and yellow buttercups.
In BC, Garry Oak groves are restricted to southeastern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, the Fraser Valley, and an isolated grove in Yale.
Garry Oaks favour a near Mediterranean climate, in the rain shadow of the mountains, with mild winters and dry summers.
www.daveingram.ca /knowingnature/C1534673850/E20060708203416/index.html   (820 words)

  
 Garry Oaks Winery, Saltspring Island, British Columbia
For example, Garry Oaks grows grape varieties such as Zweigelt and Leon Millot, which are new to British Columbia, and is the first winery in the province to age wine in Garry oak (Oregon White Oak) barrels.
Garry Oaks Vineyard and Winery is located on Salt Spring Island, the largest of a string of islands located in the Strait of Georgia between the British Columbia mainland (the metropolitan Vancouver area) and Vancouver Island (the city of Victoria).
Garry Oaks Vineyard and Winery is located two miles north of the Fulford Harbour ferry landing and six miles south of Ganges.
www.vancouverisland.com /SightSeeing/WineTours/garryoaks.html   (332 words)

  
 Tree Canada Foundation - News: Tree Canada Invests in Garry Oak Ecosystems
Garry oaks (Quercus garryana) are the only native oak trees west of Manitoba in Canada.
In the fall, Garry oaks shed their leathery leaves, revealing intricately curved branches cloaked with lichens, liverworts and mosses that brighten with winter rains.
The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team, through its comprehensive recovery program, is working to increase the protection level of priority sites, fill knowledge gaps through research, conduct on-the-ground programs to restore the ecosystems and the species at risk, and provide information to land use decision-makers.
www.treecanada.ca /news/07-17-2006.htm   (498 words)

  
 Protecting our natives : Canadian Geographic In-Depth
Garry oak trees, the most visible tree species in the ecosystem, were named in honour of Nicholas Garry, once secretary and later governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in the mid-1800s.
The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT), a partnership of a number of governmental and non-governmental agencies that comprise 22 individuals, was established in 1999 after the delegates of the First International Garry Oak Ecosystem Symposium met in Victoria, B.C. and declared the ecosystem endangered.
Many of the exotic species that are negatively affecting Garry oak ecosystems were actually introduced to the area through human activity, including the invasive and especially problematic shrub called scotch broom, which is out-competing many of the native species — including the indigenous camas lily.
www.canadiangeographic.ca /magazine/so06/indepth/nature.asp   (1259 words)

  
 Botanical Electronic News - BEN #365
The understory in Garry oak communities supports a diverse range of grasses, herbs and shrubs that often are not found elsewhere in Canada (Fuchs 2001), including more than 100 "at risk" species - 23 of which have been identified as threatened or endangered throughout their global range (GOERT 2002).
Second, Garry oak seedling presence is strongly associated with the absence of overstory conifers.
Garry oak seedlings are very abundant at Rocky Point, representing 91 percent of the total seedling population, but saplings are virtually absent.
www.ou.edu /cas/botany-micro/ben/ben365.html   (1525 words)

  
 Trees in British Columbia: Garry Oak
In deeper soils, the oaks grow to become stately trees, the last of which can be found among the lawns and roads of greater Victoria.
Garry Oak is one of the white oaks (in the United States, it is called Oregon White Oak).
Garry Oaks of various sizes can be seen in Victoria's Uplands Park, and other hilltop parks on southern Vancouver Island.
www.britishcolumbia.com /wildlife/?id=27   (204 words)

  
 The Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Garry oak ecosystems are the most diverse terrestrial ecosystems in British Columbia, containing species ranked "at risk" to loss or serious depletion.
Garry oak has been referred to as "our foundation native species." Garry oak will be included in the tree preservation bylaws being developed by several municipal councils.
A colloquium focusing on Garry oak ecosystems, the first of its kind, was held in Victoria in 1993.
www.garryoak.bc.ca /garryoak.html   (968 words)

  
 Impact of gypsy moth on Garry Oak
Garry oak ecosystems are restricted primarily to the southeast coast of Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands.
The Garry oak is a favoured food of the gypsy moth, which makes it very vulnerable to this voracious feeder.
The Garry oak ecosystem is also under pressure from two other introduced insects, non-native plant species, and the effects of urbanization in the Greater Victoria area.
www.for.gov.bc.ca /hfp/gypsymoth/garryoak.htm   (369 words)

  
 Garry Oak Ecosystem Information : What are Garry oak and associated ecosystems?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A Garry oak ecosystem is one with naturally occurring Garry oaks (Quercus garryana) and some semblance of the ecological processes and communities that prevailed before European settlement.
While individual oaks are majestic, and their retention adds much to the beauty and habitat potential of developed areas, intact Garry oak ecosystems are a rich mosaic of plant, animal and insect species.
Garry oak ecosystems also support many lichens and fungi, and are home to a variety of animals and insects which thrive in these unique environments.
www.goert.ca /ecoinfo/what.htm   (254 words)

  
 Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve - Working to Save Garry Oak Habitat
Garry oak habitats now occupy much less than 1% of the land base of BC, yet are still under relentless siege from urban development and agriculture.
Garry oak landscapes reflect the climate and topography of south-eastern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands where the moderating ocean and mountain rain shadows produce near Mediterranean conditions.
Sadly, Garry oak ecosystems are in steady decline largely as a consequence of their attractiveness for human habitation.
www.island.net /~cclt/garryoak.htm   (540 words)

  
 Trees of Reed: Oaks
Oaks are among the most useful and important native trees of the United States.
The Scarlet Oak grows 70 to 75 feet in height by 40 to 50 feet in width and as much as 100 feet in the wild.
The Oregon White Oak is the most abundant and widely distributed oak in Oregon, and it is the only native oak found in eastern Oregon.
web.reed.edu /trees/TreePages/QUER.html   (451 words)

  
 Seward Park
Poison oak is closely related to poison ivy, poison sumac, and the Asian lacquer tree (the source of natural lacquer).
In Seattle, a small patch of poison oak is known in Lincoln Park and a large one occupies the south slope of Pinoy Hill in Seward Park.
Poison oak is found in a few other sunny locations in Seward Park, but most of it occurs on the south hillside just east of the Nature Center, playground and picnic shelter #1.
www.sewardpark.org /sewardpark/poisonoak.html   (1235 words)

  
 Garry Oak Woodlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Garry oak woodlands support the highest species diversity of any terrestrial ecosystem in B.C. For example, 20% of rare plants in the province live only in the Garry oak ecosystem.
Garry oak ecosystems covered much of the core of the Region in the past, but now only 5% of the original coverage remains, primarily on private lands in Langford and the Highlands.
Garry oak icons are placed on the map in areas where they are typically found.
www.crd.bc.ca /envtrend/garryoak.htm   (175 words)

  
 Botanical Electronic News - BEN #298
Garry oak ecosystems in Canada form mosaics with maritime meadows, coastal bluffs, vernal pools, grasslands, rock outcrops, and transitional forests.
I observed harvesting, transporting, and caching of Garry oak (Quercus garryana) acorns by Steller's Jays (Cyanocitta stelleri) to assess the role of the jays in acorn dispersal.
It is a white oak, with rounded leaf lobes, not a fl oak, or a red oak, or a cork oak, or an evergreen oak, or huckleberry oak, or a tan oak.
www.ou.edu /cas/botany-micro/ben/ben298.html   (3843 words)

  
 Gnarly oak
Speakers at the symposium will discuss various aspects of the Garry oak meadow ecosystem, the effects on it from colonization and the prehistoric inter-relationships between the ecosystems and the lives of aboriginal people.
"The existing Garry oak meadows represent less than one per cent of the original habitat that once existed on southern Vancouver Island," says UVic biology graduate student Brenda Beckwith, who is completing her PhD dissertation on the Garry oak and camas meadows and will speak at the symposium.
Garry oak and camas ecosystems are primarily restricted to southern Vancouver Island because of its unique climate in the protective rain shadow of the Olympic and Vancouver Island mountains.
ring.uvic.ca /99mar19/oak.html   (456 words)

  
 Silviculture and Forest Models Team - Lidar and Remote Sensing - Olympia Forestry Sciences Laboratory
Most Oregon white oak (or Garry oak) communities in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California are initiated by and perpetuated by disturbance.
Without disturbance, most oak woodlands, oak savannas, and associated prairies are invaded and eventually replaced by conifers – especially Douglas-fir.
When conifer forests invade, the unique flora of the oak woodlands and open prairies is eventually replaced by relatively common forest species.
www.fs.fed.us /pnw/olympia/silv/oak-studies   (272 words)

  
 Oregon White Oak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Oregon White Oak grows in dry rocky areas and in deep, well drained soils at low elevations.
The Oak prairies are an ecosystem that is nearly gone.
Oregon White Oak is a wonderful tree to plant in the yard.
www.oakpointnursery.com /oregon_white_oak.htm   (319 words)

  
 EnviroZine - Features
The Garry Oak ecosystem is a mix of fairytale-like woodlands, meadows, grasslands and open rocky areas.
Some scientists suggest that Garry Oak ecosystems may be the ecosystems of the future because the network of species it contains is adapted to summer drought.
Garry Oak ecosystems are home to 93 species listed as endangered or threatened in British Columbia.
www.ec.gc.ca /EnviroZine/english/issues/15/feature3_e.cfm   (525 words)

  
 Access Washington- State News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Washington, Garry oaks grow on the Tacoma prairies near Fort Lewis, the Weir prairie near Olympia and the famous Mima Mounds.
Urban development, home construction and encroachment by Douglas fir trees have threatened the ecosystems supporting the Garry oak to the point that less than 5 percent remain in a near-natural state.
The Garry oak, also known as Oregon white oak, Garry's oak, post oak and white oak, were named by botanist and explorer David Douglas for Nicholas Garry of the Hudson's Bay Company, who helped him during his travels.
access.wa.gov /leg/2006/Jan/n2006019_8492.aspx   (389 words)

  
 Oregon Oak Communities Working Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although the oaks of the Pacific Northwest have not been studied as intensively as commercial tree species in the region, hundreds of scientific papers and government reports have been written on different aspects of oak ecology and management.
Hagar, J.C.; Stern, M.A. Avifauna in oak woodlands of the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Hall, F.C. Use of oak woodlands (Quercus garryana) for farm forestry and grazing in the Willamette Valley.
www.oregonoaks.org /research.shtml   (1743 words)

  
 Quercus spp english
Worldwide, the oaks (Quercus spp.) consist of 275 to 500 species that can be separated into three groups based on their microanatomy: the live or evergreen oak group, the red oak group (Erythrobalanus), and the white oak group (Leucobalanus).
The sapwood of oak is white to very light brown, while the heartwood is light to dark brown in the white oak group and reddish brown in the red oak group.
Oak wood has a course texture; it is heavy, straight-grained, hard, tough, very stiff, and strong.
www2.fpl.fs.fed.us /TechSheets/HardwoodNA/htmlDocs/quercussp.html   (636 words)

  
 Garry Oak
Oaks were sacred to the god of thunder
The Garry Oak is found on southeastern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
The Garry Oak grows in isolated areas in the lower Fraser Valley
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/wilderness/forest/garryoak.htm   (170 words)

  
 Botany Photo of the Day: Quercus garryana
Garry oak meadow and woodland ecosystems are among the most endangered in Canada.
In order to help educate about the Garry oak ecosystem and its constituent organisms, UBC Botanical Garden has identified an area which will one day be developed into a reconstructed Garry oak woodland and meadow.
His reasoning was that because the oak occurs from California to BC, Garry Oak would be a better, less exclusive term.
www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org /potd/2006/05/quercus_garryana.php   (1136 words)

  
 Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) (Conservation) - arocha, international, cross-cultural, Christian, faith, God, Biblical, ...
A Garry Oak meadow on a sunny spring day is a feast for the senses.
Garry Oak is the only oak tree native to British Columbia, Canada.
Although Garry Oak habitats cover less than 0.1% of BC's land area, they are disproportionately rich in flora and fauna.
en.arocha.org /conservation/index21.html   (508 words)

  
 Garry Oaks Wines - Current Releases
Garry Oaks wines are available at the winery and selected private winestores on Salt Spring and Vancouver Island and in the Vancouver area.
Aged in Garry oak barrels, this elegant, medium-bodied red wine has a classic aromas of smoke, compost and strawberry with flavours of cherry, dark fruits and spice.
Aged for a year in French oak, Zeta is a deeply coloured, medium-bodied, fruit forward red wine with fl cherry, floral and spice flavours and a long finish with sweet vanillan notes.
garryoakswine.com /wines/index.php   (415 words)

  
 Garry Oak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tree is named after Nicholas Garry, deputy governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1822-35.
It is also commonly found hosting a green or yellow ball of up to 5 cm in size, attached to the underside of some of the leaves.
Remnants of the old open-grown oaks are still found in these closed oak stands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Garry_Oak   (505 words)

  
 fr_cowichan garry oak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Stewardship of the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve's internationally significant oak woodlands to enhance wildlife habitat quality (exotic species control, and planting native species to enhance habitat quality, removal of encroaching native shrubs and conifers, maintenance of a nest box program, and so on);
Habitat restoration connecting intact wetland habitats to intact upland oak habitats (removal of exotic ground cover and replacement with native grass and forb cover), as well as hydro-riparian corridor restoration and stewardship along an un-named fish-bearing stream (riparian plantings, bank stabilization, and so on).
The wetland habitats, dominated by emergent shrubs and a virtually extinct riparian Garry oak community, are nearly all that remain of the Quamichan Lake component of the Cowichan-Chemainus wetland complex identified as critical habitat for migratory waterfowl by the Pacific Estuary Conservation Program.
www.whc.org /fr_cowichangarryoak_000.htm   (280 words)

  
 Gary Oak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He is Professor Oak’s grandson and Ash Ketchum’s archrival in the Pokémon anime.
He was last seen researching prehistoric Pokémon in an episode of Pokémon Chronicles, when he and his fellow researchers at the Saida Island lab successfully cloned an “extinct” Aerodactyl (apparently unaware that a very small number of Aerodactyls had actually survived to the modern day).
Dodrio evolved from a Doduo that Gary had previously caught, and is one of the few Pokémon that he continued to carry with him after retiring from competition to become a Pokémon researcher.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gary_Oak   (1619 words)

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