Saturday, May 20th

First Tour:
9:30am to 10:30am

Second Tour:
11:00am to 12:00pm


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Arboretum Grounds 
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, WA 98901

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Garrett Brenden 
Yakima Area Arboretum 

Memorial Tree Walk in Honor of 
Armed Forces Day

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.