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The Chase Garden, like those of most plantspeople, is ever changing, with established areas undergoing renovation and new possibilities being explored. While many of the elements for ensuring a successful transition from private ownership to stewardship by the Garden Conservancy and the Friends of the Chase Garden are being put in place, the garden itself does not stand still. The Friends and the Garden Conservancy have recently hired gardeners to assist the Chases with routine garden maintenance as well as with new projects. Gardener Jeannette Matthews, with assistant Misty Silva are maintaining the high standards of care established by the Chases while also helping finish parts of the garden that were never fully resolved over the forty years it has taken to create this garden gem. And as the accompanying report confirms, Caroline Eells has joined this team for 2001 and is helping the Chases accomplish even more.

The Friends of the Chase Garden have helped in the garden by seeing to it that trees that had grown up in the view of Mt Rainier or had otherwise obscured parts of the garden have been removed. When he was in his seventies, Emmott Chase would climb the tall firs on th...

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