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September Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part II)

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (September 22 – October 6, 2014) 1)    Alnus glutinosa ssp. betuloides Birch-leaved Alder Native to the mountains of eastern Turkey. Listed as a threatened species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Autumn brings pendulous male catkins and the mature female cones.   2)   Catalpa x erubescens[…] Read more->.

Posted on 28 September 2014 | 4:12 pm

Washington Park Arboretum Soil is More Than Dirt

This past April the Camellia area of the Washington Park Arboretum was paid a scientific visit by UW SEFS professor Dr. Darlene Zabowski and students from her Advanced Soil Genesis and Classification course (SEFS 513). Read more->.

Posted on 26 September 2014 | 12:04 pm

Fruits & Nuts appear in autumn

Sorbus americana On one of our Free Weekend Walks recently this stunning beauty was showing off shamelessly amidst the Sorbus collection.  The Sorbus americana, or American Mountain Ash, is one of dozens of species of this genus in our collection;  the variety in fruits and leaf colors is stunning this time of year – […] Read more->.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 4:05 pm

September Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

The State of the Arboretum Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (September 8 – 21, 2014) 1)   Liriodendron tulipifera        Tulip Tree The state tree of Indiana. The Western Hemisphere representative of the two-species genus Liriodendron, and the tallest eastern hardwood. 2)   Pinus resinosa                 Red Pine The state tree of Minnesota. It is a […] Read more->.

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 12:53 am

Construction starting on “West Approach” to SR 520 Bridge will impact access to Arboretum

The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced the start of the next phase of the SR 520 Bridge replacement project. The West Approach Bridge North Project (WABN) will begin this month with the installation of construction fencing and preparation of staging areas. Construction will impact Lake Washington Bldv at the north end of the […] Read more->.

Posted on 11 September 2014 | 11:07 am

Grand Cajun Yesler Swamp Ribbon-Cutting Celebration!

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2 – 4pm Friends of Yesler Swamp will host a public event to celebrate recent progress building a boardwalk. Live music, food + fun. Read more->.

Posted on 9 September 2014 | 12:49 pm

Art Exhibit: Botanical art & hand-painted silks by Linda Ann Vorobik

Paintings of ferns, orchids, and other treasures will be on exhibit in the Miller Library from September 19 to November 3rd. Botanists, teacher and artist, Linda Ann Vorobik, paints exquisite and botanically accurate water colors of ferns and orchids that will delight you. Meet the artist at a free reception at the Library on Friday, […] Read more->.

Posted on 8 September 2014 | 11:58 am

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