Are all the madrones dying?
The Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii Pursh) tree is the largest member of the family Ericaceae. It is the most distinctive hardwood tree native to Cascadia, ranging from southwestern British Columbia to southern California.
Thinning stands, soil loss and compaction, fire suppression and other urban impacts increase susceptibility of this species to diseases, leaving it vulnerable to rots, leaf diseases and cankers.
Come learn about efforts to study, conserve and restore this iconic tree as part of the Arbutus ARME.
The Arbutus ARME is a new organization of botanical and community-powered people focused on expanding research, conservation, restoration and educational efforts related to Pacific madrone trees. The ARME in Arbutus ARME is a shorthand abbreviation of the Pacific madrone’s Latin name: Arbutus menziesii.