Though soil has often been considered a reliable long-term carbon sink, new research suggests that the effects of human land-use choices—from urbanization to agricultural intensification and deforestation—are reducing how much carbon is actually stored in the ground, says Professor David … Continue reading →
For the 125th anniversary of Washington’s statehood, the UW Botanic Gardens has donated the seeds of five rare plant species—all native to Washington—from the Miller Seed Vault to be buried in the Washington Centennial Time Capsule. The time capsule is … Continue reading →
Live on San Juan Island for one or both of these 5-week intensive lab and field marine biology courses offered at UW’s marine station, Friday Harbor Labs (FHL). Located on a 480-acre biological reserve, FHL has access to marine habitats … Continue reading →
An historic document connected to the early “life” of the Washington Park Arboretum has been found. It is the (believed) first design for the Arboretum, prepared in 1934 by Frederick Leissler, landscape architect in the Seattle Department of Parks.
UW Botanic Gardens Horticulturist Neal Bonham has been gardening at the Washington Park Arboretum for years. When asked if he had any rules for home gardeners for optimal tool use he grew philosophical, "I'm reminded of the anecdote of someone asking a Taoist butcher how often he sharpened his knife. He answered 'I never sharpen it. I only cut […]
Early one April morning this year, a bus full of middle school students in Ashland, Massachusetts received a jolt when a 25-pound wild turkey crashed through a side window, fluttered around inside the bus, and died. No one on the […]
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