Applying our knowledge to Urban Settings
The WSU Chelan County Extension Urban Horticulture program is primarily intended to assist commercial enterprises, schools and others learn about the current research and knowledge to improve and/or maintain the beauty of their property.
Rocky Reach Arboretum
Urban Horticulture and the Chelan PUD work together to provide county residents and visitors a learning center to understand the variety of trees that will grow in this climate. The Rocky Reach Park Arboretum is located at the PUD’s Rocky Reach Dam Visitors Center, located north of Wenatchee on the Columbia River. It provides visitors with a brochure describing a self-guided tour throughout the grounds. View a brochure in a pdf. A printed copy also is available at the Extension Office.
For more ideas for trees for urban landscapes, read Trees for North Central Washington, in a pdf.
Urban Horticulture Topics
- Invasive Plant Species
- Trees After the Storm
- 2018 Horticulture Series Save the date
- April 19 – How Roots Work – Learn how roots grow, absorb & move water, nutrients and pesticides; proper tree planting technique; and tree protection during construction. How Roots Work Seminar Agenda
- June 21 – Plant Defense & IPM – Learn about plant defense systems, new & emerging pests, and how to best manage pest problems through Integrated Pest Management practices.
- August 16 – Soil Profile Rebuilding – Learn the process of rehabilitating compacted soils, and using recycled plant waste as a soil amendment.
- October 26 – Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities – Learn how to identify and manage threats to forest health for the sake of people living in urban, suburban, and wildland-urban interface communities in Washington.
- Master Gardener Advanced Training Brochure