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The Future of Pacific Madrone
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Find out what has changed (and not changed) in the 20 years since the last meeting of this type held at the University of Washington in 1995, visit two Pacific madrone common garden study sites, and more. The meeting is geared towards landscape managers, arborists, researchers, etc. but anyone with an interest can attend.

4/19/2016 to 4/20/2016
When: April 19 - 20
8:30am - 4:30 & 9am - Noon
Where: WSU Puyallup Washington State University Research and Extension Center - Allmendinger Center
2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup, Washington  98371
United States
Contact: Marianne Elliott
(253) 445-4596

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If  you can't make it in person, the morning session on 4/19 will be available as a webinar and also recorded for later viewing. If you are interested in attending via the web, register for the webinar and the link will be emailed to you a few days before the meeting. The links to the recorded presentations will posted on the website.


Unfortunately we can't broadcast the field tour.


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Registration is free. Please forward to anyone who may be interested.




Tuesday, April 19th.

8:30 – 9:00      Registration

Morning session

9:00 – 9:10      Welcome

9:10 – 9:40      Pacific Madrone Ecology and Distribution

9:40 – 10:00    Break

What we’ve learned since 1995 Symposium

10:00 – 10:20  Diseases, pests, and emerging issues

10:20 – 11:00  Horticultural uses and opportunities

11:00 – 11:30  Genetics

11:30 – 12:00  Poster session

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)

Afternoon session

1:00 – 2:00      Overview of common garden studies and preliminary results

Field tour

2:00 – 2:15      Utilization in rain gardens

2:15 – 3:00      Puyallup Hill common garden planting

3:00 – 3:30      Stop at container nursery, snack break, walk across road to Puyallup Valley common garden planting

3:30 – 4:30      Puyallup Valley common garden planting


Wednesday, April 20th.

9:00 – 12:00

Morning Discussion Session

  • Research needs and opportunities
  • Future assessment of common garden plantings
  • Funding ideas
  • Extension bulletins and other publications needed


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