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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Friday, October 9th, 9am-12pm AND 12:30pm-3:30pm
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! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or sign up online here.
Seasonal Highlights and the Maple Trail
Saturday, October 10, 12pm
Join tour guide Tedde McMillen for an informative journey through our tree and plant collections! Tedde will show you the seasonal highlights at Hoyt, including a tour of the arboretum's nationally-recognized Maple collection. Please meet at the Visitor Center. Registration is not required. Recommended $3 donation/person; HAF members are free!
Abenteuer auf der Welt: Lost Adventures of the Globe-Trekking German Botanists
Saturday, October 17, 12pm
Because we share a language with Great Britain, people in the United States are far more familiar with Britons who discovered, classified or introduced woody plants to our gardens than we are with Germans who did the same things. On this tour, you'll discover that many trees in our arboretums, parks and gardens were first scientifically described or brought into cultivation by German speakers. We'll trace the footsteps of these globe-spanning botanical pioneers, and learn how they climbed active volcanoes, penetrated forbidden kingdoms, and sailed beyond the farthest ends of the known world in a quest not for gold but botanical treasure.
Native Conifers of Northwest Oregon
Wednesday, October 21, 9am-12pm
Interested in expanding your knowledge of native conifers? Instructor Ken Denniston (author of nwconifers.com) will help you learn to identify the 18 conifers native to northwest Oregon.
The class 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.
Limited to 15 people per class. $15/members, $20/non-members. Registration is required. Sign up below via Paypal, or contact Becky Schreiber at (503) 823-1649.
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Saturday, October 24, 12pm
Enjoy the highlights of the fall color season during this special Fall Color Tour of Hoyt Arboretum. Please meet at the Visitor Center. Registration is not required. Recommended $3 donation/person; HAF members are free!
Sunday, October 25, 1pm
A special HAF members-only Fall Color Tour with Curator Martin Nicholson is scheduled for Sunday, October 25 at 1pm. Please meet at the Stevens Pavilion. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 22 to Peggie Schwarz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 823-1648.
Imperiled Flora: Trees in Trouble
Saturday, October 31, 12pm
Arboretums are sometimes important refuges for tree's who are under threat in their native habitat from development, logging, land clearing, invasives, introduced pests and diseases or climate change, etc. We'll explain the role arboretum's play in helping preserve threatened and endangered species, and get a look at trees which are on the world's Red List of imperiled trees.We'll visit some rare trees and I'll share some remarkable stories of their rescue from oblivion. Please meet at the Visitor Center. Registration is not required. Recommended $3 donation/person; HAF members are free!
Saturday, November 1411am-3pm
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! Students will learn the basics of botanical illustration and complete one or two watercolors. This class will highlight festive winter trimmings like holly and pinecones – great practice for creating your own botanic-themed holiday cards!Limited to 15 people (must be 12+ years old). $15/member, $20/non-member. Registration is required. Sign up below via Paypal, or contact Becky Schreiber at (503) 823-1649.Supplies: Students are asked to bring their own watercolor paints or watercolor pencils. A small set is fine (or 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. Bring a favorite plant, or use one from our collection! All other supplies (paper, pencils, etc.) will be provided at the class.
About the instructor: Ruth Williams is an Arborist and plant enthusiast with a degree in Horticulture from UC Davis. She learned to draw plants in weed science 101, and later at the Mojave Desert Studies Center. She lives in Southeast Portland with two heritage California Bay Laurels, her husband, and six chickens.