Meet the Team: Nina Avila

Local author and Hoyt Arboretum neighbor Phyllis Reynolds has conducted interviews with each member of Hoyt Arboretum’s staff to introduce you to the people who make up Hoyt Arboretum’s team. Today, get to know Nina Avila, our new Education Programs Manager. She’s only on her second week with the Hoyt Arboretum Friends! On week number … Read more

Meet Evergreen Circle Members: Claire and Jim!

Hoyt Arboretum Friends’ Evergreen Circle is a group of dedicated monthly donors that, like our evergreen trees, are a consistent source of support, joy, and life throughout the year. Two members of the Evergreen Circle, Claire Carder and Jim Scherzinger, took some time to talk to us about why they support, how they support, and … Read more

Northwest Youth Corps at Hoyt Arboretum

During a week in late June, a group of determined young conservationists were removing invasive species from Hoyt Arboretum’s red pine collection. Northwest Youth Corps is an educational job training experience for teens and young adults, and we were so lucky to benefit from their skillset last month. Most of the corps members had been … Read more

Welcome Our New Horticulturist!

We’re ecstatic to welcome a new horticulturist onboard at Hoyt Arboretum! Allison’s environmental journey began at Stanford in Palo Alto, CA – much closer to Portland’s climate than the subtropical climate of San Antonio, Texas, where she grew up. She joins us via PP&R after spending the last few years creating “culturally appropriate, aesthetically beautiful, … Read more

HAF says farewell to Emily Lytle

(but really, it’s a “see you later.”) Emily Lytle has managed the education programs at Hoyt Arboretum since 2017. In that role, she coordinates both youth and adult education programs, which cover a broad range of offerings — preschool story time and nature walks, school field trips, drop-in family programs, public tours, in-person and virtual … Read more

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