This weekend ~ Festival of Trees

On Sunday, May 10, there will be a free festival at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way, where you can learn something about trees and be entertained.

Arthur Lee Jacobson, Ciscoe Morris and other famous garden authors will give talks indoors. There will be free classes on fruit tree culture, habitat for wildlife, native trees and plants and lots of kid-stuff too. Take an on-site tour of the pea-patch, of the native plant garden, or the children’s garden. See the parade, ride the bucket, watch the Haute Trash Fashion Show. Website

On Monday, May 11th, the Festival will continue with an Urban Forest Symposium at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street. The Symposium will focus on urban forest management issues and solutions. Topics include communicating the value of trees, trees and climate change, protecting trees during construction projects, and tree risk assessment.
This event is for management-level professionals, on-the-ground technical staff, and community organizations. To register, contact Jean Robins at jrobins@u.washington.edu or 206-685-2590. The Symposium is scheduled from 9 AM to 4 PM; Cost is $55-$65 registration fee for professionals, non-profits and individuals. Limit 200 participants. Complete registration information provided by the Center for Horticulture.

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