A fitting first object: Madrone tree specimen moves into the New Burke

At the time of its collection, Herbarium collections manager David Giblin shared a few words about the significance of madrones (also called Madrona trees) and the important role they have in Northwest ecosystems and cultures. He then put the specimens into a press to dry and noted the time and place that they were collected.

Once dry, the specimens were mounted onto a herbarium sheet, scanned and added to the online collections database before being housed in the collection.

Article Source: Burke Museum