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Arbor eNotes October2016
Memorial for Sarah

On Thursday, October 13, the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences will host a celebration of the life of Professor Sarah Reichard, who passed away on August 28. It will be a two-part event (held at the Arboretum and then at the Don James Center in Husky Stadium), and guests are invited to attend either or both parts. RSVP required.
Dedicating John Wott Way

Roughly 200 close friends of Arboretum Director Emeritus John Wott gathered in the Arboretum on Sunday afternoon, October 2, to celebrate his tireless leadership, inspired teaching, and passionate advocacy for the Arboretum -- and to dedicate a trail in the New Zealand Forest in his honor.

Maple Viewing Festival October 15 and 16

Enjoy the sight of Japanese maples ablaze with fall color at this annual, two-day festival in the Seattle Japanese Garden. The event features nature-inspired craft making, taiko drumming, a samurai sword demonstration, scavenger hunts for the kids, and more.
A Successful Day of Caring

About 150 volunteers from five local companies came to the Arboretum on September 23 and worked with hort staff to care for the Arboretum. They spent the morning and early afternoon weeding, mulching, and cleaning all around the park as part of United Way of King County's annual Day of Caring event. Full details on our Volunteer Blog.

Arboretum Drive Closure

In late September, as part of the construction of the new Arboretum Loop Trail, workers began to tear up and replace the south end of Arboretum Drive East. This access point to the Arboretum -- restricted to pedestrians and cyclists -- will be closed through October 15, 2016, to build a key connection for the trail.

Iris, Boxwoods, and More at Plant Donations 

Plant Donations Nursery currently has a nice selection of irises, donated by the King County Iris Society. You'll also find lots of boxwoods, cyclamen, dahlias, tall grasses, and more. Volunteers will be at the nursery this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help shoppers. The nursery will close on Wed, Oct 19 for the cold season.
Feet First Walking Tour of the Arboretum on October 15

Feet First is a non-profit that promotes walkable communities across Washington by leading tours, creating walking maps, and more. As part of its WALKTOBER campaign, Feet First is leading a two-hour tour of the Arboretum on October 15 entitled "Get to Know the History and Nature of the Arboretum." We helped put the tour together. 

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Banner image  | Early fall color on Fothergilla major in the Woodland Garden.
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