October 26th, 2012

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The Plants Have Arrived!

Every park that is an official Green Seattle Partnership site gets to order 200 plants a year. This works out really well for 10 acre North Beach Park, with only about half an acre under active restoration (although we plant throughout the park). 200+ acre Carkeek, not as well. (But Carkeek also has other programs for getting plants and trees.)

Here are the plants we ordered for North Beach Park:

Wetland Plants and Shrubs
Wetland plants and shrubs.
The wetland plants are, in no particular order, Black Hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii), Oregon Ash (Fraxinus latifolia), Pacific crabapple (Malus fusca), Small-fruited bullrush (Scirpus microscarpus), and hardhack (Spirea douglasii). These will go into the headwaters bowl, the wetland area we cleared of blackberry during the drought. The bullrush will go in the wettest part of the wetland, the shrubs and trees along the perimeter.

Upland Plants and Shrubs
Upland plants for 2012
Including: Vine Maple (Acer circinatum), Hazelnut (Corylus cornuta), Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor), Tall Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium), Mock Orange (Philadelphia lewisii), Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorous) and Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum).

The main planting party will be on Saturday, November 24. Work off those Thanksgiving calories and have fun getting dirty. For more information, and to volunteer, please click here.

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