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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 […]

Tree planted to honor WSU graduating seniors

The Washington State University Horticulture Club and the WSU Arboretum Committee will plant and dedicate a tree at 9:10 a.m. May 2 to honor WSU’s graduating seniors. The planting of the tree will take place at the WSU Arboretum located east of Hulbert Hall and north of the Lewis Alumni Centre. WSU President V. Lane […]

Opening ceremonies slated for pathogen research facility

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Elected officials will join leaders of the state’s forest products, nursery and Christmas tree industries on Monday to tour and dedicate a new research biocontainment facility for plant pathogens at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center.Ceremonies will be held on Monday, April 24, with tours of the isolation unit beginning at […]

WSU researcher maps tree fruit genome mosaic

Improved apples, peaches, pears and cherries at market sooner. This is one benefit of research by WSU bioinformaticist Dorrie Main.Piece by piece, Main, an associate professor of horticulture and a scientist in the WSU Agricultural Research Center, is mapping the DNA mosaic of the rosaceous family. The family includes Washington’s largest crop–apples–and other tree fruit […]

WSU sweet cherry research integral to blossoming industry

Legend has it that the adolescent George Washington demonstrated his honesty when he confessed to chopping down his father’s lone cherry tree. Today, one of his myriad namesakes, Washington State University, is rectifying the Founding Father’s youthful indiscretion. WSU is demonstrating its commitment to state and regional agriculture through research and marketing innovations in support […]

Grounds crews to skunk potential tree thieves

PULLMAN, Wash.- Vandals shopping for Christmas trees on the Washington State University campus will be in for an unpleasant surprise when they get it home and start to hang the lights.Grounds crews will begin spraying the trees Dec. 8 with a foul-smelling mixture that contains the oily liquid skunks produce in their scent glands. Thieves […]

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 […]

Lowell elm dedication

Many have seen it, but few know its history. It came to Washington State College in 1893, one year after the institute opened its doors. President V. Lane Rawlins says its home is his favorite place on campus. It’s the Lowell elm, growing next to the Senior Bench, close to Hello Walk, on the west […]