Ray Gleason from Cascade Tree Experts, LLC in Thurston County will highlight the Bush Butternut Tree and other trees of historic note; and Michael Dolan of Burnt Ridge Nursery in Lewis County will focus on native oaks, historic walnut and chestnut trees and monkey puzzle trees.
Ray Gleason is a Lewis County native who has worked with trees at Cascade Tree Experts, LLC in Thurston County for 15 years. He is an arborist and forest scientist with a B.A. degree from the Evergreen State College. Ray has a passion for maintaining trees from our pioneer era. He successfully transplanted a seedling from the famous George Bush farm tree to the State Capitol grounds in 2010.
Michael Dolan has been farming orchards for 38 years. He is a tree enthusiast who sells his Burnt Ridge Nursery plants at the Olympia Farmers Market on weekends from April through December. He holds a B.A. degree from the Evergreen State College with a specialty in edible woody plants. He’ll discuss native oaks such as the Meeker oak and talk about acorns, walnuts and chestnuts as an important food source.
What — History Talks at the Schmidt House presents “Arborists Discuss Local Historical Trees”
When — Thursday, December 6, 2018, noon-1 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and close at capacity.
Where — The Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater
Cost —Free (donations are welcome!)
For More Information — Contact Don Trosper, Public History Manager at email@example.com or 360-786-8117
Sponsored By — Olympia Tumwater Foundation (www.olytumfoundation.org)
Our thanks to the City of Tumwater for its support.