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Autumn glows in the Inland Northwest. You can thank our region's variety of trees with leaves morphing into vivid hues of yellow, orange and red – typically peaking mid-October. We have another bounty: Plenty of places for families to go on walking or driving tours to view all those fall colors.
The 57th "Freedom at the Arboretum" picnic drew a diverse group of Fourth of July celebrants who spoke their minds.
Kieley Fox had had enough of cycling through rentals and living with her parents. The 41-year-old single mother found out she was pre-approved for a line of credit that enabled her to buy a new home near Finch Arboretum, making her part of a growing contingent of first-time homebuyers getting into the market even as supply remains low.
The composting stations at the Arbor Day celebration Saturday at Finch Arboretum were hugely popular, drawing lines of people trying to learn more about how to build their own compost pile.
The Finch Arboretum could see dozens of changes over the next few years including a new pathway, a sound wall and a collection of plants from around the Inland Northwest.
Upgrades to Spokane’s venerable arboretum are going to be guided by a new master plan under development by the parks department.
The Finch Arboretum Master Plan will be introduced Tuesday during an open house presented by the Spokane city parks department.
Making Finch Arboretum more accessible to the public from the inside out is among the ideas being considered in a new master plan being developed for the arboretum. The Spokane city parks department is working with a landscape design consultant, experts in the community and the general public to develop the master plan.
Woodland Center restrooms at Finch Arboretum are getting an update
Garden Springs Creek through Finch Arboretum is undergoing restoration to re-establish its natural look.
From our archives, 100 years ago In an event with lasting repercussions for all Spokane nature lovers, John A. Finch, 61, pioneer Spokane mining man and businessman, died suddenly at his summer home in Hayden Lake.
OLYMPIA – Washington drivers can choose from 47 specially designed license plates that support causes including breast cancer research, orca preservation, square dancing and lighthouse restoration. And drivers may soon have even more choices.
A small creek that flows the length of John A. Finch Arboretum will soon become a better home for fish. But that will require removing some structures built in an attempt to beautify the park.
Tree expert Ed Lester and professional gardener Sally Sullivan got together on a crisp autumn morning recently to compare notes about the history of the John A. Finch Arboretum – a 65-acre botanical treasure at 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. What became clear in their discussion at the Woodland Center at the arboretum – named for mining magnate and amateur botanist John A. Finch, from whose estate the $250,000 gift came in 1947 to finance development of the arboretum – was that there is some considerable credit due also to Daniel Dwight for locating this outdoor nature classroom at the site.
When we think about Spokane parks, Manito and Riverfront are probably the first two that come to mind. But there is a hidden gem that is well worth a visit – especially now that autumn is here – and that is Finch Arboretum. Located on the west side of town between Interstate 90 and Sunset Hill, this park is situated on about 65 acres. Arboretums are traditionally collections of trees but Finch Arboretum offers so much more than that.
The Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will hold a Compost Fair on Oct. 27 at Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. The fair is part of the Fall Leaf Festival, and runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Spokane Urban Forestry and the Spokane Conservation District will hold a free course on Friday at Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon, teaching the ins and outs of pruning. The program will teach participants pruning objectives, tree biology, proper pruning cuts and types of pruning. The class will focus on training young trees for form and structure and will include classroom learning followed by an outdoor hands-on training.