Preserving a Northwest Treasure 

2300 Arboretum Drive East Seattle WA 98112

Arbor eNotes November 2015
Kids can make and take home a holiday wreath.
Save the Date!
Arboretum Holiday Sale Less Than a Month Away!          
Mark your calendars for Gifts & Greens Galore on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our popular holiday sale and Arboretum fundraiser features a great selection of nature-inspired gifts, handmade wreaths and centerpieces, and unique, pre-bundled fresh-cut greens. Opening Night Party tickets will also go on sale at the event.
A depiction of the Eagle Prince on the base of the totem pole.
A New Totem Pole
Installed in the Arboretum's Native Knoll
The Arboretum has a beautiful new totem pole, a generous gift from the family of Jim and Gretchen Faulstich. The carvings on the pole are inspired by the traditional Northwest coastal native folk tale, "The Origin of the Eagle Clan." The pole's new home is in the Native Knoll section of the Arboretum, just a short walk along Arboretum Drive from the Graham Visitors Center. >>Read more
Staff Update
Foundation Hires New Development Director
Welcome, Chris Stollery!
We are delighted to welcome Chris Stollery onboard as our new Development Director. An avid gardener, Chris managed the Seattle Chinese Garden's first major campaign back in 2000. Since that time, she has held several senior development positions at the Cornish College of the Arts. Says Chris, "I'm delighted to join this terrific community of volunteers and staff who work to sustain our treasured Arboretum."
A view of Mt. Rainier looking down the new vista. (Photo by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol)
Lower Rainier Vista
Completing a Historic Olmsted Vision
Close by the Arboretum, a new landscape design project brilliantly celebrates and expands the University of Washington's historic Rainier Vista. In the latest issue of the Bulletin, garden writer Phil Wood describes how the new Lower Rainier Vista completes the "fountain to mountain" vision conceived by the Olmsted Brothers. >>Read more

Thank to our sponsors: The fall 2015 Bulletin was made possible by Molbak's, Wells Medina Nursery, The Berger Partnership.

Loop Trail rendering, courtesy the Berger Partnership.
Loop Trail Update
Re-Scoped Project to Go Out for Bid This Month
As we reported in September, initial construction bids for the new Arboretum Loop Trail came in $1 million over budget. Over the last two months, the Foundation worked with its City and UW partners to value engineer the project in order to reduce costs. Major savings will be made by replacing concrete retaining walls with dry stack stone walls. >>Read more
Now in bloom: Camellia sasanqua 'Mine no yuki'.
'Mine no yuki'
A Stunning Selection of the Japanese Autumn Camellia
Though peak season in the Witt Winter Garden at the Arboretum is from January to March, there are sights to savor in this iconic display throughout the year. Starting in November, three specimens of Camellia sasanqua 'Mine no yuki' burst into bloom on the northeast corner of the garden and put on a stunning flower show that can last well into early winter. >>Read more

Tickets Go On Sale, December 5, 2015!
Other Arboretum/CUH Happenings
BANNER PHOTO: A Camellia sasanqua seedling blooming along Arboretum Drive, close to the Camellia Collection.
In This Issue
Gift & Greens on December 5
New Totem Pole
Our New Development Director
Lower Rainier Vista
Loop Trail Update
Arboretum Scene: 'Mine-no-yuki'


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Free Sunday Tours to Explore Forest Ecology

UWBG-trained garden guides lead
free tours of the Arboretum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Sunday. This month's theme will be forest ecology. Learn how forest ecosystems work, from the ground up to the Arboretum's beautiful trees. Meet at the Graham Visitors Center.

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Stewards Final 2015 Session Is This Thursday!

Drop by the New Zealand Forest this Thursday, November 12, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and help the Garden Stewards in their final scheduled work session of the year. No experience needed! Just a passion for weeding and a love of the Arboretum!

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Please Give to Our 2016 Opening Night Auction!

We are now accepting donations for our auction at the 2016 Opening Night Party, on February 16. Donation forms are available on our website.

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