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The Wind River Arboretum 1912-1956.Author(s): Roy R. Silen; Leonard R. Woike
Source: USDA Forest Service PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 33: 1-50
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionWind River Arboretum, located in the Wind River valley near Carson, Wash., was established in 1912 with the planting of a few species of introduced trees on stump land adjacent to the Wind River Nursery. It is the oldest arboretum in the Northwest and ranks among the earliest forestry projects of an experimental nature still in existence in the region. The initial objective was to test the suitability of trees from all parts of the world for forest planting under conditions generally prevailing west of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. This objective was later broadened to include establishment of as many forest-tree species as possible to serve for dendrological study and exhibition purposes. In more recent years, the objective has been broadened still further to provide for planting different races of species in an attempt to determine racial variation within certain species and hybrid strains.
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CitationSilen, Roy R.; Woike, Leonard R. 1959. The Wind River Arboretum 1912-1956. USDA Forest Service PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 33: 1-50
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