Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce in Yakima, Washington

Free Memorial Tree Walk in Honor of Armed Forces Day

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Name: Free Memorial Tree Walk in Honor of Armed Forces Day
Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Event Description:
What species of tree watched over the battle of Gettysburg? Why was the American Holly so important to George Washington? What do Osage Oranges and "Give me liberty or give me death" have in common?

In honor of Armed Forces Day, Arboretum Naturalist Bob Chicken will be conducting a memorial walk of trees on the Arboretum grounds. Guests will be exploring species we have here that are the same as ones planted for Medal of Honor recipients in the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The trees in Arlington are descendants of trees that are attributed to people and events that shaped our nation's history such as Henry Ford, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Washington Crossing the Delaware. There will be two walks, one starting at 9:30am and one starting at 11:00am. Both walks are free, approximately an hour long, and will cover the same material and trees.
Location:
Yakima Area Arboretum
1401 Arboretum Drive
?Yakima WA 98901
Date/Time Information:
May 20th, 2017
?9:30am to 10:30am & 11:00am to 12:00pm
Contact Information:
Yakima Area Arboretum
Fees/Admission:
Free Event
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