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Green Kirkland partnership Restoration Events 2012

Sign up for “invasive plant removal” events with EarthCorps

  • Saturday, March 17, 9 am – 12 pm, Carillon Woods, 5429 106th Avenue N.E., Kirkland.
  • Saturday, April 21, 9 am – 12 pm, Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market Street, Kirkland.
  • Saturday, May 19, 9 am – 12 pm, Kiwanis Park, 1405 10th St. W., Kirkland.
  • Friday, June 15, 10 am – 2 pm, Watershed Park, 112th Ave NE, South of  53rd St., Kirkland.

Get Soil Savvy!

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane will host Dig It! The Secrets of Soil, an exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It will be on view February 4 – September 22, 2012.  The 5,000 square-foot exhibition reveals the complex world of soils and their connection to our daily lives. For more information about the Museum, the exhibit, and opening day events, visit the website or contact Rebecca Bishop, at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (509) 363-5344

Women’s Arboricultural Conference 2012

March 21-23, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre in Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C.

The conference targets arborists, foresters, horticulturalists, landscape architects & designers, master gardeners, land planners, and managers. Workshops with nationally acclaimed speakers; Keynote by Dr. Kathy Wolf. For more information contact info@womenarborists.ca

Japanese Garden Pruning

Saturday, April 7, 10 am – 12 pm, Sand Point Magnuson Park; Building 406 (The Brig)

Japanese gardens are among the most admired gardens in the world. To create and maintain them requires a high level of pruning skill and dedicated annual maintenance. Instructor Cass Turnbull covers the pruning of Japanese maples (upright and weeping), bamboo, cloud pruning pines, and tamamono sharing of lower-story elements. $15 for the general public; $10 for PlantAmnesty members, $5 for horticulture college students and native Spanish speakers. No preregistration is necessary. For more information email: info@plantamnesty.org or call 206-783-9813.

UW Campus Tree Tour with Arthur Lee Jacobson

Sunday, April 8, 2 pm – 4 pm

The enormous UW campus has tremendous diversity of trees – more than 500 different kinds. The tour, led by noted author, Arthur Lee Jacobson, will encounter many fascinating specimens including old friends like flowering cherry trees, and one-of-a-kind rarities such as the Chilean soapbark tree. Participants will meet at the base of the George Washington statue (near the Henry Art Gallery and 15th Ave NE & NE Campus Parkway). Join in an after-tour social hour, (optional). Register online or call 206-685-8033. Cost: $25 (Early Bird Discount); $35 after March 25

Tree Fruit Orcharding Workshop for Western Washington: Grafting

Saturday, April 14, 10 am – 3 pm

Topics: Different types of grafting, choosing and taking scion wood, choosing a receptor site, and making the graft and sealing it properly. Participants will practice grafting indoors, and then move outdoors to work on larger trees. Dress appropriately and bring gloves and a grafting knife, or purchase one at the workshop for $15. $75 per person, register online. Workshop instructor is Gary Moulton, tree fruit scientist, consultant and, former manager of the Westside tree fruit program at WSU’s Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center. For more information, contact Andrew Corbin at corbina@wsu.edu or 425-357-6012.

Japanese Garden Pruning Workshop

Saturday, May 12, 10 am – 3 pm, Seattle’s Kubota Garden

This popular hands-on all-day event at Seattle’s Kubota Garden will cover the Japanese-style of pruning of pines, including the demonstration and practice of needle and candle pruning, Japanese maple (upright and weeping) pruning, and bamboo pruning. The prerequisite for this workshop is attendance at the Japanese Garden Pruning lecture on Saturday, April 7, 2012

$75 for the general public; $65 for PlantAmnesty members. Preregistration required. Click here for more info and a registration form. For more information email info@plantamnesty.org or call 206-783-9813


 International Society of Arboriculture Annual International Conference and Tree Climbing World Championship

August 11-15, 2012, Portland, OR

Mark your calendars now for the 2012 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Annual International Conference, Trade Show, and Tree Climbing World Championships. The conference schedule includes an Arbor Fair, and Educational Sessions. Visit ISA’s website for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: 2012 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference

November 14 – 16, Sacramento, California. More information coming soon. Visit Arbor Day Foundation’s Partners in Community Forestry website.