Ensure preservation of beautiful waterfront trees l Guest View


Last updated 3/14/2018 at Noon

When George Vancouver sailed through Puget Sound in May of 1792, he was accompanied by the famous botanist Archibald Menzies, who wrote about our native Arbutus tree, which now carries his name (Arbutus Menziesii).

Many of us now refer to this tree as a Madrone, or a Madrona tree.

Because of its common habitat along the shoreline, Menzies wrote they stood out with its, “large clusters of whitish flowers and evergreen leaves, but its peculiar smooth bark of a reddish brown color will at times attract the notice of the most superficial observer.”

I have personally noticed this lovely t...

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