Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.

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Tall Tree Tales – Guided Tour of Hoyt Arboretum

Saturday, September 3
12 noon

Join master storyteller Cleve Friedman for an entertaining and educational tour through the arboretum. Meet at the Visitor Center. 

$3 suggested donation. Hoyt Arboretum members are free. No registration necessary.


Maple Collection Tour

Saturday, September 10
12 noon

Do you love maple trees? Are you considering adding a maple tree to your yard? Did you know there are 128 species of maples and that Hoyt Arboretum's collection includes around 50 species? Come enjoy our amazing variety of maples!

Please meet at the Visitor Center at noon. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. $3/suggested donation (HAF members free!)


How To Make a Better Photograph

Wednesday, September 14
9-12 noon

Do you Love to take pictures but know you would love it even more with a little professional help?

This class is for beginning or amateur photographers. It will cover basic photography concepts including: composition, lighting, types of cameras, phone apps to use, & simple creative techniques for photography. It will be instructive, yet fun.

All the principles of photography apply no matter what kind of camera you are shooting with. I will
demonstrate with a smartphone, so bring yours with you and we will explore together.

Rhonda will be using 2 apps which you can download before the class to keep it moving forward. One is
Camera+, the other is Snapseed.

To bring with you:
A fully charged cell phone (with camera apps mentioned above)
Bring your enthusiasm to learn new skills and have a lot of fun.

About the Instructor: Rhonda is a professional photographer and videographer who consults with
Canon, testing new cameras/accessories and designing on-line education for the Canon Digital
Learning Center. rhonda-dorsett.squarespace.com

Limited to 15 people. $15/member, $20/non-member. Registration is required. Sign up with Paypal below or call 503-823-1649.

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Tall Tree Tales – Guided Tour of Hoyt Arboretum

Saturday, September 17
12noon

Join master storyteller Cleve Friedman for an entertaining and educational tour through the arboretum. Meet at the Visitor Center. 

$3 suggested donation. Hoyt Arboretum members are free. No registration necessary.


Saturday Crew

Saturday, September 24
9-12 noon

Assist our horticulturist with special projects, invasive species removal, trail maintenance and more.

Please register here


Maple Collection Tour

Saturday, September 24
12 noon

Do you love maple trees? Are you considering adding a maple tree to your yard? Did you know there are 128 species of maples and that Hoyt Arboretum's collection includes around 50 species? Come enjoy our amazing variety of maples!

Please meet at the Visitor Center at noon. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. $3/suggested donation (HAF members free!) 


Botanical Illustration with Water Color

Saturday, September 24
11-2pm

Whether you are a budding artist wanting to learn about botany or a plant lover eager to hone your botanical illustration skills, this class is for you! Instructor Ruth Williams will teach students the basics of botanical illustration so that they can complete one or two watercolors.

Supplies: Students are asked to bring their own watercolor paints or watercolor pencils. A small set is fine (just tubes of red, yellow, blue and a palette or plate for mixing). Students should also bring their own brushes, including a fine round #2 or #3 brush and a ½”-wide flat brush. All other supplies (paper, pencils, etc.) will be provided at the class. 

About the Instructor: Ruth is an arborist and plant enthusiast with a degree in Horticulture from UC Davis. At Hoyt Arboretum, she leads tours and teaches plant identification and botanical illustration. She lives in Southeast Portland with two heritage California Bay Laurels, her husband, and six chickens. 

Limited to 12 people. $15/member, $20/non-member. Registration is required. Sign up with Paypal below or call 503-823-1649.

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Native Conifers of Northwest Oregon

Wednesday, September 28
9am-12pm

Expand your knowledge of native conifers with Instructor Ken Denniston (author of nwconifers.com). Ken will help you identify the local conifers of northwest Oregon. The workshop will include classroom instruction and, weather permitting, a tour of native conifers in Hoyt Arboretum. Learn easy ways to distinguish each conifer species using both photos and specimens. Class attendees will receive a handy cheat sheet to identify native conifers with 99% accuracy.

About the instructor: Ken Denniston has been hiking the forests of Oregon for over 50 years. During that time, he has learned how to identify each species of our native conifers. Recently, he completed the Oregon Master Naturalist Program from Oregon State University. He is the author of the Northwest Conifers website (nwconifers.com) and volunteers at Hoyt Arboretum, leading tours of the native trees in the conifer collection.

Limited to 15 people. $15/member, $20/non-member. Registration is required. Sign up with Paypal below or call 503-823-1649.

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Ethnobotany

Wednesday, October 12
1-4pm

Many of the plants which we ignore on our walks in the woods actually played an important part in the everyday lives of North American indigenous people. And many people are surprised to learn what they considered as delicacies, such as grubs, baby birds, grasshoppers. Roger will also talk about how they used various trees for housing and weapons as well as the challenges of foraging for their livelihood. Among this seemingly primitive existence, indigenous people knew how to make aspirin, which they used for headaches and soothing aches and pains encountered at the "office."

About the instructor:
Roger Nibler has been conducting tours at Hoyt Arboretum since 1987. Roger's particular area of interest is the many uses of plants by the Native North Americans. He also enjoys giving survival tips regarding plants to eat and avoid for those who might get lost in the woods with minimal gear.

Limited to 15 people. $15/member, $20/non-member. Registration is required. Sign up with Paypal below or call 503-823-1649.

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Seize the Trees: Parke Diem

Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15
9am-12pm

Join other tree enthusiasts for 2 days of trail work, re-potting plants, planting, ivy and blackberry removal, and other tasks. All volunteers will get a tee shirt and a swag bag! Most importantly, we’ll be participating in the largest park wide volunteer event in the country and the Arboretum will be trying to host the largest group in the system!

Please register here!


Mosses, Lichens and Liverworts

Wednesday, October 19
9am-12pm

Mosses, lichens and liverworts are vitally ecologically important in sustaining the web of life. This is an opportunity to satisfy your curiosity about mosses, lichens and liverworts. 

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the biology, evolution, ecology, ethnobotanical uses and cultural anthropology of mosses, lichens and liverworts, as well as their role in fighting global climate change, improving urban air quality and as an integral member of the temperate rainforest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn some of the primary species found in and around Portland and an opportunity to identify and experience many of these species in the field.

About the instructor: Daniel Salomon holds a MA in Research as well as a Graduate Certificate in Science and Religion. His undergraduate work included biology and environmental studies. He is an accomplished author of six books on the environment. He is a Hoyt Arboretum citizen scientist, herbarium archive assistant and tour guide. 

Limited to 15 people. $15/member, $20/non-member. Registration is required. Sign up with Paypal below or call 503-823-1649.

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