An Arboretum Update

An Arboretum Update

Hello Friends, We wanted to give you and update from the Yakima Area Arboretum. So much has changed in the last three weeks as the events of the Covid-19 coronavirus have unfolded. The grounds are still open for your enjoyment, and will remain open unless we are...

A Note from Your Friends at the Yakima Area Arboretum

Dear Arboretum Friends, First let's start with some good news. Despite all the cancelling and postponing of events and classes in the coming months, the Yakima Area Arboretum grounds will continue to be open for your enjoyment and mental health. If you feel up to it,...

Tree Investments—Making the Right Choice

Tree Investments—Making the Right Choice

Let’s face facts: A tree is probably the largest monetary investment you will make in a plant.  Unlike annuals and perennials, a tree is a long-term investment that matures over time.  When shopping many people fear they will select the “wrong” tree - a tree that...

Celebrating 50 Years! 1967-2017

Celebrating 50 Years! 1967-2017

The dream started over fifty years ago when several members of the Central District of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs gathered together on a dry and dusty patch of old farm land, tucked between the river and the future Interstate 82, to plan.  As they...

Why all the Fungus Among Us?

Why all the Fungus Among Us?

When you see a mushroom in your yard, what you are actually seeing is the “fruit” (like an apple on a tree) of a greater organism called fungi.  The “body” of the fungi hides in the substrate of your lawn or in decomposing organic matter, like a tree stump, just...

Thank you to Pacific Northwest University Students!

Thank you to Pacific Northwest University Students!

Members of PNWU's incoming freshmen class braved the heat and got to know one another while weeding the Japanese Garden this morning. Thanks for all of your hard work. We can see the huge pile of weeds behind you! Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences