John A. Finch Arboretum to Receive New Trees

John A. Finch Arboretum to Receive New Trees
John A. Finch Arboretum to Receive New Trees

Residents of West Spokane can expect some new additions to their John A. Finch Arboretum. Coming all the way from Garden Gate Nursery in Pasco, Washington, members of the Spokane Urban Forestry, a sector of the City of Spokane’s Parks and Recreation, are shipping in 7-year old City Sprite Zelkovas

The young trees can be expected to grow up to 24 feet in height with a 18 foot spread. They start out in spring with a bright green foliage that lasts through the summer. Come fall, they’re turn yellow. According to J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., the City Sprite Zelkova is perfect for urban areas due to its low amounts of needed maintenance.

Even though the trees are only as old as a kindegartner, they still have a long way to go. They’re only 2 inches in diameter right now which is the normal requirement for tree planting as defined by the City. While they’re growing, they’ll be “kindly” tended by Sally Sullivan, the Finch Arboretum’s main gardener. She can be seen in the picture below selecting some of the lucky trees to find their new home in Spokane.