Flowering Tree Walk at OIT Arboretum May 6

Host OIT/KlamathTree League
Location OIT Arboretum
Date May 06, 2018
Time 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

 

Flowering Tree Walk

at OIT Arboretum May 6

 

April 30, 2018 -- A flowering tree walk will be held at the Klamath Community Arboretum at OIT on Sunday, May 6 at 1 p.m.  The event is free and will be held rain or shine.

            The informal walk will showcase the eight varieties of crabapple on site as well as flowering pear, hawthorns and mountain ash.   Visitors can compare the flower color and the interesting shapes of the crabapples and other trees.  The crabapples are expected to be in full bloom.  Other trees might be in bloom.

            “Crabapples are excellent flowering trees for the Klamath Basin,” said Tree League President Roseanne Reinecke.   “They are very hardy, reliable bloomers, and extremely fragrant.”

Crabapples offer four seasons of interest:  spring flowers; green to bronze summer foliage and shade, fall color and berries; and craggy winter shapes.  The blooms vary from white to light pink to cherry red.   Also, many disease-resistant varieties now exist. 

            The event is a great time to view the fresh new growth on shade maples, beech trees, Japanese maples and many bushes.

The Arboretum at OIT displays over 150 different tree and shrubs.  Many of the trees were planted more than 10 years ago and are becoming mature specimens.  Visitors also can walk alongside the 150-foot-long dry stream bed.   The gravel path is graded for full accessility.

The Klamath Community Arboretum at OIT is a botanical garden located at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT).  Its purpose is to showcase a wide selection of plants that can be grown in local landscapes, display native plants, and highlight unusual types. 

The arboretum is located along the upper side of the perimeter road around the Oregon Tech campus. 

The arboretum is open during daylight hours.  It is operated by the Klamath Tree League, in partnership with the Oregon Institute of Technology.  The Klamath Tree League is a non-profit, volunteer group, which works to improve the urban forest and greenspaces in the Klamath Basin.  New volunteers are welcome.    

For more information, please call Roseanne Reinecke at 541-591-1550.