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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NW Conifers Guided Tour

Saturday, June 25
12-noon

Tour guide Ken Denniston will lead a guided tour of Hoyt Arboretum that focuses on the conifers of the Pacific Northwest. Learn to identify the native conifers of Oregon and Washington! Meet at the Visitor Center; registration is not required. $3/person recommended donation, HAF members free!


Tour Guide Training

Thursday, June 30
5-7pm

Would you like to share your excitement about trees and the arboretum with visitors from around the globe? We are looking for volunteers to lead informative and engaging tours for visitors. We have Saturday tours each Saturday beginning in April with our last tours happening in October. We also have a number of requests for private tours throughout the year. Our tour guides are encouraged to lead tours relating to their interests. Our curator, Martin Nicholson will be leading the training. 

Register here


Tall Tree Tales – Guided Tour of Hoyt Arboretum

Saturday, July 2
12 noon

Join master storyteller Cleve Friedman for an entertaining and educational tour through the arboretum. Meet at the Visitor Center; registration is not required

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


Ancient Trees of the Arboretum 

Saturday, July 9
12 noon

During this special tour of the Arboretum, learn about our oldest tree species and some of the oldest living specimens, including a visit to our sequoia grove.

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


Tour the Maple Collection at Hoyt Arboretum

Saturday, July 16
12 noon

Take a guided tour through one of the largest collections of maple trees in the Northwest. Learn about the variety of trees: size, spring and fall color, flowers and seeds to help you pick out the perfect specimen for your yard or just take an informative, leisurely walk on one the Hoyt Arboretum’s 12 miles of trails.

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


Tree Hug PDX: The World's Greatest Tree Hug

Saturday, July 16, 6-10pm

This year's event will feature children's activities, music, bucket truck rides, a climbing wall and more - including the world's greatest tree hug at 7pm! The evening will also feature a screening of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax courtesy of Summer Free For All's Movies in the Park! Learn more or RSVP at treehugpdx.com


Youth Tour Guide Training 

Wednesday, July 20
9-11:30am 

Join us in becoming a volunteer guide at Hoyt Arboretum for our kids tour/Tree Buddies program. You will learn about the arboretum and environmental science, hike our trails, and receive teaching pointers for outdoor education. If you love science, the outdoors, and working with kids, this will be a great opportunity for you. 

To Register, please contact Lorraine at lorraine.brooks@portlandoregon.gov

 


From Weeds to Trees and the Stories in Between Tour

Saturday, July 23
12 noon

Every plant has a story to share! Learn how the dandelion got its name, why the Douglas fir is not a fir, the tree that held the British Navy at bay, and more! This guided tour of Hoyt Arboretum will open your eyes to the histories and mysteries of the everyday plants and trees around us.

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


Saturday Crew

Saturday, July 30
9-12 noon

You will be assisting our horticulturist with special projects, invasive species removal, trail maintenance and more. Register here


Tour the Maple Collection at Hoyt Arboretum

Saturday, July 30
12 noon

Take a guided tour through one of the largest collections of maple trees in the Northwest. Learn about the variety of trees: size, spring and fall color, flowers and seeds to help you pick out the perfect specimen for your yard or just take an informative, leisurely walk on one the Hoyt Arboretum’s 12 miles of trails.

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


Saturday Crew

Saturday, August 6
9-12 noon

You will be assisting our horticulturist with special projects, invasive species removal, trail maintenance and more. Register here


From Weeds to Trees and the Stories in Between Tour

Saturday, August 6
12 noon

Every plant has a story to share! Learn how the dandelion got its name, why the Douglas fir is not a fir, the tree that held the British Navy at bay, and more! This guided tour of Hoyt Arboretum will open your eyes to the histories and mysteries of the everyday plants and trees around us.

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

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