Madrone trees

Health and Resilience of Pacific Madrone, an Iconic Shoreline Tree

About the Class

2:15 - 3:15 PM
Speakers: Marianne Elliott, Michael Yadrick

Presentation Description:

Learn about one of our favorite Pacific Northwest trees, the Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii). We will discuss the ecology and range of madrone, how to grow and take care of it, its pollinators and wildlife associations, and health concerns such as diseases and climate change. Bring your madrone questions for the Q and A and find out how you can help preserve this tree.

More Resources: Washington State University Puyallup Research & Extension CenterPacific Madrone Research Program

LOOK FOR: Add to your knowledge by signing up for the additional Field Trip to see Arbutus in person on Feb 11 with Marianne Elliott and Michael Yadrick at Camano Island State Park – offered twice on Feb 11 (11 am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 to 3 pm).

About the Speakers

Marianne Elliott

Marianne Elliott is a Research Associate in Plant Pathology at Washington State University, Puyallup Research & Extension Center and co-founder of ArbutusARME. 

Michael Yadrick

Michael Yadrick is a Plant Ecologist with Seattle Parks and Recreation and he works for the Green Seattle Partnership team.

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