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Arbor eNotes August 2016
Loop Trail Update

Construction of the new Arboretum Loop Trail is proceeding apace. Rough grading of much of trail at the south end of the Arboretum has been completed, and pilings for the trail's three new bridges have been installed. Excavation of Arboretum Creek is also underway. 

A Successful Garden Party

More than 250 guests attended the sixth annual Garden Party on July 29 in support of the Seattle Japanese Garden. They enjoyed sake tastings, Japanese summer cuisine, live performances, and more. We were thrilled to be hosting this wonderful party for the first time, working with the many volunteers who helped create it.
Know Your Native Bees

Wild, unmanaged bees play a crucial role pollinating native plants and food crops. In the latest issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, Hilary Sardinas of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation profiles six of the major bee groups in our region.

Roses, Katsuras, Hakone Grass, and More Available

Our New Operations Coordinator

Last month, we welcomed Nick Magruder to the Foundation. He will manage our busy office and provide administrative support to our executive director. Before joining the team, Nick served as a Campaign Director for Environment Washington. Nick's predecessor in his position, Nat Bennett, has become our new Development Associate.

Benefits of Arboretum Membership

Membership of the Foundation helps support the operations and activities that keep the Arboretum beautiful, free, and accessible to all. It has other great benefits too, including a subscription to our beloved Bulletin, published since 1938. The magazine features in-depth articles on Arboretum plants and history, as well as cutting-edge information for gardeners and nature lovers in the Northwest. 

Wandering & Wondering

Experience the Seattle Japanese Garden in a unique way at this annual summer event on Sunday, August 21, from Noon to 3 p.m. As you walk through the Garden, you'll encounter musicians and dancers in surprising locations interacting with their natural surroundings. Free with regular Garden admission.

Save the Date! FallAbundance Returns September 10

Don't miss our fabulous fall plant sale on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's a great opportunity to support the Arboretum while finding great bargains on beautiful trees, shrubs, and perennials for your garden.

Other Arboretum-Related News
Banner image | Bee visiting the flower of a Franklin tree at the north end of Azalea Way.
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