The first part of 2022 had several events including a madrone walk at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma on January 18. This was sponsored by the Tacoma Tree Foundation. If you missed it, there will be another one on April 23 at Swan Creek Park. More information below:
Spring Madrone Walking Tour co-hosted by Tacoma Tree Foundation
Swan Creek Park is home to East Tacoma’s largest madrone forest. It is one to be admired - TOGETHER. We timed this springtime walk to coincide (hopefully) with an abundance of flowering trees.
The park is known for its salmon-bearing stream, mountain bike trails and now, a new dog park and other amenities. We will amble through the drier, upland mixed Douglas-fir - madrone forest to seek out flowers while also learning more about symptoms of tree health. Together, we will safely celebrate and connect in-person again. Keep the following in mind before and while we stroll:
Mask optional and dress appropriately for Grit City weather
Move at a conversational pace for all ages and most abilities
Join the iNaturalist Arbutus ARME project and practice making mobile observations during the walk
Click here to Register
Find us at the “Lister School entrance.” As you reach the top of the hill, we will be at the new, small shelter near some madrones. Some of us will probably be wearing our orange camo hats!
Start time: 10 AM on Saturday, April 23
Duration: Approximately hour and a half
Location: Swan Creek Park (start at the Dog Park) 2106 E 44th St, Tacoma, WA 98404. Enter from E T St. & E 44th St near Lister Elementary School
Thanks to Tacoma Tree Foundation for making these tree walks accessible, celebrating the coolest trees, while also planting and maintaining our future urban forest. More about them at https://www.tacomatreefoundation.org