CUH Update – February 2011: Show Time

Apologies for the delay in getting an update posted. We’ve had several little projects we’re trying to complete and we are getting numerous volunteer applications, which we have been going through and contacting interested individuals who are interested in helping us out in grounds. Late winter brings with it a lot of planting and transplanting projects and our major one so far this year has been the relocation of an established specimen of Edgeworthia crysantha from the McVay courtyard to a new location just north of the Miller Library. 

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Many Hands Makes Light Work in the Union Bay Natural Area

Between August 2009 and August 2010 the Union Bay Natural Area chalked up 2,050 volunteer service and educational tour hours from student organizations, University of Washington dorm residents, local community groups, the UBNA service corps, and University of Washington courses.  There are numerous opportunities to get involved with the UBNA this academic year through the courses offered as a part of the Restoration Ecology Network, the Society for Ecological Restoration student guild. 

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Holly Garden Project Notice and News

September through October is our window of opportunity before fall rains begin to commence development and improvement work in the Holly collection.  Scope of work during this period will focus primarily on construction  of  the southernmost Eurasian clade berm located at the north end (near Boyer Ave). See photo of Iain Robertson’s conceptual Holly collection plan – Eurasian clade berms are pink. 

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CUH Update August 2010

It’s finally beginning to feel like summer; fairly consistent warm temperatures, scrambling to get containers adequately watered, and gravitation towards shade when working outdoors! The past few weeks have been so busy and incredibly productive as we’ve been fortunate to have an arsenal of interns, work study students, and volunteers help us out in grounds several times a week this summer. 

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