The name Oakley is of Old English origin and its meaning is “meadow of oak trees”. To ensure the heritage of Oakley through its symbol the oak tree, as well as to make a greener, more ecological community, the City has embarked on a goal of planting 1,000 oak trees by the end of its 10th year anniversary celebration in 2010.
Currently heritage oak trees, those over 100 years old, are preserved in the City of Oakley. This program seeks to increase the number of oak trees, many of which were taken down before the ordinance was enacted.
With the help of local Cub Scout, Girl Scout, Boy Scout Troops and Churches over 300 trees have been planted. These plantings have occurred or will occur in parks, open spaces, schools and at Oakley residences. The latest planting happened last Saturday at the park in the Holly Creek subdivision.