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Vanderwolf Pyramid planted in honor of graduating class

Presidential Tree PlantingPULLMAN, Wash. – President Kirk Schulz joined members of the Horticulture Club and others Thursday, April 27, for the annual tradition of planting a tree in honor of graduating seniors. » More …

Life’s a bowl of cherry blossoms at WSU

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, WASH. – The annual burst of Japanese cherry blossoms is underway at Washington State University. Each year since 2002, the opening of fragrant pinkish-white flowers has heralded the arrival of spring. Who needs April in Paris when we have April in Pullman? » More …

April 22: Tree planting at WSU will end with a bang

1812-re-enactors-100PULLMAN, Wash. – The public is invited to a planting ceremony for a small tree with a big history at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Washington State University Arboretum and Wildlife Center. The location is on Terre View Road between the Moscow-Pullman Highway and Grimes Road. » More …

Hort Club donates burr oak to WSU Arboretum

 

Photos by Becky Phillips, WSU Today

 

Horticulture students and other members of the university community welcomed a tall burr oak sapling to the WSU Arboretum near the Lewis Alumni Center Wednesday afternoon under cloudy – but dry – skies.

 

The tree-planting celebration – sponsored by the Horticulture Club – takes place each spring as a way to honor graduating seniors. Nearly every year, since 1985, the club has purchased and donated a tree to the Pullman campus.

 

Each year’s tree is of a variety specifically chosen by the WSU Arboretum Committee.

 

“We look for unusual … » More …

Arboretum/Wildlife Research Center planning forum

A visionary design session to develop the
WSU Arboretum and Wildlife Research Center master plan will be held the first week of February on the WSU Pullman campus. Designers from The Portico Group and Miller/Hull Partnership will be on campus to hold a three-day planning “charrette” with Arboretum and Wildlife Center committee members.

The first two days of the charrette will involve intense strategizing and development work. On day three, the designers will hold a public forum to solicit ideas from the campus community and to share thoughts about what they see as possible strategies for … » More …

Arboretum Committee and Horticulture Club plant tree

The Washington State University Horticulture Club and the WSU Arboretum Committee continued an annual tradition this morning by planting a tree to honor WSU’s 2007 graduating seniors.The tree was planted at the WSU Arboretum east of Hulbert Hall and north of the Lewis Alumni Centre. The tree chosen to honor this year’s graduates was a White Oak (Quercus alba), a large, deciduous tree that can reach up to 60 to 80 feet and that is as wide or wider than tall. Its fall foliage is purple-red, fairly showy and long-lasting.The annual tradition began in 1985 by the two clubs and former WSU President Sam Smith.This morning’s tree … » More …

Walkway a step toward campus arboretum

After 25 years of effort by the WSU Arboretum Committee and supporters, the “backbone” of a WSU Pullman arboretum is being set in place — a serpentine pathway running from the Alumni Center, crossing Wilson Road and meandering up and around the adjacent hillside.Designed by Capital Planning and Development (CPD) and jumpstarted by a generous gift of $117,000 from the Alumni Association, the pathway will facilitate development of a campus arboretum representing various habitats, such as prairie flora, that can tolerate the Palouse climate. The pathway will be made of concrete with leaf patterns imprinted here and there. There also will be small plazas — … » More …

Tree added to Arboretum; walkway to be constructed

Washington State University’s annual Presidential Tree Planting ceremony took place May 3 on the southeast side of the WSU arboretum east of Hulbert Hall and north of the Lewis Alumni Centre. (Seen in the photo above are WSU President V. Lane Rawlins, left, and Rhonda Kromm, second vice president of the WSU Alumni Association Board of Directors.)Members of the WSU Arboretum Committee and Horticulture Club planted a Persian parrotia tree, said club co-adviser and associate professor Larry Hiller. A relative of northern Iran’s witch hazel, the tree will grow 20-40 feet high and is known for its red, yellow and orange foliage. Trees planted in … » More …