Talk:Quercus garryana

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rename page to Garry Oak[edit]

i would propose renaming this article to Garry oak with redirect from oregon white oak. the literature uses Oregon oak prominently (see for example Pavlik "Oaks of California") as a designation and the existing article is devoid of references... User:Anlace

Just for interest, here are some google search hits:
  • "oregon oak" "quercus garryana" - 459
  • "oregon white oak" "quercus garryana" - 18,100
  • "garry oak" "quercus garryana" - 11,000
My personal favorite is Garry Oak, since that is the name I have always known it by growing up in Oregon. I would vote against the proposed rename. -- WormRunner 00:30, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
thanks for your informative reply wormrunner. i would favor a change to Garry oak. among other reasons the present term is misleading since the species occurs widely outside oregon. i have about 200 of them in my yard in california :) what do you think? regards Anlace 01:09, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Agreed, and done; I've also expanded the article and added some references - MPF 09:30, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

nice job mpf. i especilly like the range presentation cheers Anlace 14:33, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Garry Oak Meadows-Ecosystem[edit]

Should a separate article on Garry Oak Meadow ecosystems be developed?

In British Columbia and northern Washington State it is one of the rarest ecosystems in North America. Occuring in a select group of Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound islands. I have included a link to a paper from the BC Government evironment ministry on the subject but I am thinking this may or may not deserve a separate page for the subject. Cheers from Vancouver Island Wikipedia_V.I. 14:59, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Seems like a good idea to me. I can contribute pictures when I go to the Puget Sound Islands, next. The oak meadows of the mainland are different, I assume. Where do I find the link to the paper from the BC Government environment ministry? Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 18:46, 27 June 2006 (UTC)


Here it is. I thought I saved it to the article page but only in my mind I guess! It is a mass distribution handout that the BC Government published for the public. We have a number of copies but it is much handier to have them on the Net.
We have a number of photos of scenic shots of a Garry Oak meadow, the trick is we are new at uploading onto the Wiki site. Also, what would be a representative shot? Ideas/Tips?

Thanks, Wikipedia_V.I. 00:03, 29 June 2006 (UTC) from Vancouver Island

Actually the Oak-Meadow ecosystem is more widespread than just the Gulf/San Juan islands. Puget Lowland prairie intergrades into Garry oak savannah which intergrades to Garry oak woodland throughout the South Puget Sound area and the northern Olympic peninsula. I would like to add material on the different oak habitats to this page, and add info elsewhere on Puget lowland prairies. I don't think that a whole new page on the different oak habitats is necessary though.--Dog Walking Girl (talk) 04:58, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Range[edit]

Don't these also grow in the mountains of northern baja California?Djp2.0 22:52, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't know, but a missing bit of information is how far inland these Oaks grow. I have seen them as far east as Brooks Memorial State Park in Washington, & they are ubiquitous along the eastern Columbia Gorge. -- llywrch (talk) 19:59, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
They do not grow in Baja, or even in SoCal. They do grow on the east slope of the Cascades in both Washington and Oregon. A lot of oak species grow in Mexico so there may be multiple oaks in Baja, just not this one.--Dog Walking Girl (talk) 05:05, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Range information is in Jepson (California) and USDA PLANT (US and Canada).[1][2] Walter Siegmund (talk) 05:34, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm wondering why this page, for the Garry Oak tree, holds information about the Pokémon series.... Look at the first paragraph under Range and you will see Cinnabar Island and Pallet Town as well as Kanto all of which refers to the Pokémon character Gary Oak. So some understanding, and likely someone who is more knowledgeable on it would be nice. I do wish for this to be corrected soon - I am surprised that no one noticed.... Shinwa4help (talk) 04:19, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Growing Characteristics[edit]

The article states that the tree grows slowly. How slowly? How long does it usually take this tree to reach its full height? -98.246.236.183 (talk) 03:10, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Please try the Wikipedia:Reference desk. Walter Siegmund (talk) 04:21, 5 September 2013 (UTC)