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Arbor eNotes November 2016
Loop Trail Update

The Arboretum Loop Trail project is proceeding apace. In October, crews completed the construction of a level, concrete section of the trail across the south end of Arboretum Drive. They also paved the trail from Madison Park to the Birch Parking Lot.

A Special Celebration of Sarah

On October 13, friends, students, colleagues, family members, and devotees of Sarah Reichard gathered to honor her life and accomplishments. The memorial began with a  wonderful "Celebration of Life" walk through the Arboretum in the late afternoon. Despite heavy rain, hundreds came to listen to stories about Sarah's work and legacy.

Shrubs and Trees for a Warmer Seattle

As our climate changes, gardeners will need to choose plant species with strong adaptations to summer drought and winter rain. In the latest  Arboretum Bulletin, Christina Pfeiffer profiles some beautiful plants with these desirable traits.

A Marvelous Maple Viewing

About 2,200 people came to our Maple Viewing Festival at the  Seattle Japanese Garden  on Sunday, October 23. Visitors had to wait in long lines to enter the garden, but their patience was rewarded: The fall foliage display was truly spectacular.

Save the Date: December 3 Holiday Sale

Our annual Gifts & Greens Galore holiday fundraiser is coming up soon, on Saturday, December 3.  It features a great selection of nature-inspired gifts including local, seasonal specialty items. You'll also find a unique selection of botanical decorations.

Fall Appeal Coming Soon!

Watch your mailbox in mid-November for our fall appeal letter, written by an Arboretum neighbor and supporter from Montlake. We'll send out an electronic version of the message, too, around that time.
Other Arboretum-Related News
Banner image  | Japanese maple near the upper pond of the Woodland Garden.
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