Tapping Into the Bigleaf Maple

It’s a busy Saturday morning in February of 2023 at Hoyt Arboretum, and a group gathers under the Stevens Pavilion for a special event. Today, we are lucky to have Eliza from the Oregon Maple Project come out to teach us how to make maple syrup from our native bigleaf maple. Eliza and the Oregon Maple … Read more

The Next Generation to Speak for the Trees

Keeping the Arboretum’s trails clear is skilled work and valuable experience for everyone, but especially for the youth in our communities that will be our next generation of leaders. We seek opportunities to engage the next generation at Hoyt Arboretum, so our partnership with Northwest Youth Corps and Girls Inc in 2023 was a great … Read more

Phoenix Seeds?!

(This post was originally published in Hoyt Arboretum’s December 2019 e-newsletter. Since the writing of this post, the manzanitas have sprouted and are doing well!) Someone who’s not so well-acquainted with the life cycles of trees may subscribe to the common misconception that flora “die” in the winter. But if there’s anything that plants can … Read more

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