KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A program on oak trees native to the Upper Klamath Basin will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, on the Skillet Handle road at the Running Y Ranch Resort.
The oak woodlands walk is sponsored by Klamath County Museum and the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. The outing will include a brief presentation on oak woodlands, as well as an opportunity to gather acorns and a demonstration on how to plant them.
“We’ll visit what may be the biggest and oldest oak tree in the Upper Klamath Basin,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “We’ll also discuss the importance of oaks in the overall ecosystem.”
Participants can join a car caravan at the Running Y Lodge at 9:45, or meet at the parking lot beside the Skillet Handle trailhead. The walk will cover about one mile over level ground, and will last about an hour.
Saturday’s program is free and open to anyone interested. Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information call the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.