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Looking for a Winter activity for those short days in Seattle?
Why not consider lichens as an alternative? They grow on headstones and trees in cemeteries and can tell us about air quality and the make-up of gravestones. Cemeteries can take on new meaning as a *fun* place to observe a symbiotic organism made up of a fungus and algae. You will also learn about common lichens found in an urban environment and take home a user-friendly chart that lists lichens found in your neighborhood.
Always wondered about what lichens are and why they are found on your trees and Rhododendrons? Lichens are harmless to your plants and add aesthetic value to trees and shrubs. We can actually use them as indicators of air pollution!
Join Dr. Katherine Glew and the UW Botanic Garden on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Queen Anne Hill to get a head start on learning lichens from your local cemetery. You can enjoy the winter season by looking for lichens rather than staying inside and missing out on the excitement of being outside.
Instructor Katherine Glew, Ph.D. is Curatorial Associate of Lichens at the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum. She manages historic collections and processes lichens from the Pacific Northwest and Russian Far East. In addition to assisting with lichen curation, her research interests include alpine lichen community structure on Mount Rainier, Olympic National Park, North Cascades and lichens found on the smaller islands in Washington's San Juan Archipelago.
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The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is a unit within the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences and encompasses two sites: the Washington Park Arboretum on the south side of Union Bay and the Center for Urban Horticulture on the north side. The 230-acre Arboretum includes a vibrant collection...
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This class will cover pruning Japanese upright maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning pines (cloud pruning) and shearing masses of lower story plants. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better...
Thursday Feb 20th, 9:30am - 11:30am
This class covers pruning and management of some of our most common ornamental vines: wisteria, common varieties of clematis, Boston ivy/Virginia creeper, honeysuckle, and trumpet vine. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with...
Thursday Mar 5th, 9:30am - 11:30am
Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning. Covers apple, cherry, plum, and pear trees. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.
Thursday Mar 5th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
This course is designed for students who want to develop basic field identification skills and gain experience using the keys in the new 2nd edition of Hitchcock and Cronquist's "Flora of the Pacific Northwest." Over the six-week course students will learn how to recognize approximately 25 of the most common plant families found in Washington. ...
Monday Mar 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm(6 sessions)
Learn to safely identify many of our native edibles here in the Puget Sound area as well as ways to incorporate native edible plants into your home landscape! This class will include a small tasting of different native plants you can grow and harvest as well as a short walk around the Union Bay Natural Area to take a look at some of the native...
Monday Mar 9th, 6:30pm - 8pm
Pruning for Restoration Sites, Natural Areas, and Trailsides This training combines classroom and field instruction to explain how to manage and prune native vegetation planted adjacent to trails, drives, and streets for optimal environmental functions, appearance, safety, & visibility. Learn how to prune to reduce long-term labor needs...
Thursday Mar 12th, 8am - 3pm
This slideshow describes the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs which have been mal-pruned. This is an advanced course and those attending should already be familiar with principles of selective pruning. Included is discussion of...
Thursday Mar 19th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
As spring approaches and things start moving fast in the garden, it can be hard to keep up or decide what to do first. With a focus on seasonal growth patterns, and best tools and techniques, this session will help home gardeners determine what tasks will have the most effect for the progress over the next months. Key topics will include planting,...
Thursday Apr 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm
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