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Geology Travels with Bruce Whitmore

Missoula Floods and the Ice Age: versed in Cataclysmic and Catastrophe Praises  If I were a stranger to the Pacific Northwest, I would probably wonder...

Help Shape the Future of the YAA – Become a Board Member Today!

Arboretum Friends, Over the last year the Yakima Area Arboretum has proven just how important it is to our community. With the outbreak of Covid-19...

Arboretum Programs Inspire Past President

“2010, planning meeting at the Arboretum in consideration of building a nature center.” This was right up my alley! Since the 1990’s I had been...

2020 Luminaria Candle-lit Walk Cancelled

Dear Arboretum Friends, With our most heartfelt apologies, we announce that this year’s annual Luminaria candle-lit walk has been canceled. We have hosted this event...

Nicky Bocek, “Please Support this Community Asset”

“The Arboretum is a wonderful asset for our community. This was never more apparent than during the Covid-19 shutdown this spring, when so many of...

Diana Wilkinson Shares Why She Loves the Arboretum

I HAVE BEEN A VOLUNTEER AT THE ARBORETUM FOR FIVE YEARS; INVOLVED WITH THE ANNUAL ARBOR FEST ACTIVITIES, HOSTING GARDEN TOURS, LIGHTING CANDLES AT THE...

Greetings from our Executive Director

Hello Arboretum Friends, Look out! So much is happening at the Arboretum this September. First, our traditional fall fundraiser Autumn Bounty, has been re-envisioned for 2020....

Forest Disturbance and Succession – A Look at the Pattern of Forest Dynamics

     What if I told you that the forests you see in our mountains and across our landscape now may be wildly different in the...

The Arboretum’s Japanese Pagoda Tree (Sophora japonica or Styphnolobium japonicum) Aids WSU Research

Regents Professor Norman Lewis, and fellow researcher and spouse Laurence Davis, shown in the photo above, are holding cuttings from the Arboretum’s Japanese pagoda tree...