Owls at Hoyt Arboretum

Baby barred owls have taken up residence in the Arboretum! Yesterday during a walking meeting (yes, we work in the BEST place!), Ajah, Nina, and I heard a kerfuffle of bird sounds. Our attention drawn, we witnessed several crows flapping, and a much larger, brown bird swoop down to land on the lower branch of … Read more

Water Catchment Tank Pilot Project

A newly planted tree need 4 gallons of water a week, and with 189 acres and 6,000 trees to look after, that’s a lot of watering! Climate Change As our summers get hotter, dryer, and longer, watering is of increasing concern. To support these needs, Hoyt Arboretum Curator Martin Nicholson is piloting a Water Catchment Tank … Read more

Hoyt Arboretum Dog of the Month: Mr. Peppers

Dogs love Hoyt Arboretum and Hoyt Arboretum loves them too! In fact, every Hoyt Arboretum Friends staff person has a dog, who occasionally join us in the office to do the important work of begging for treats, snoring away in the communal dog bed, taking lunchtime walks, and receiving belly rubs.  Another huge perk of … Read more

Happy Arbor Month!

Portland is known by many as “Stumptown”, but we’re far more proud of our city’s designation as a Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation since 1970.   Arbor Day? How About a Month?! The Tree City Program is a framework that guides cities in growing and maintaining tree cover, and to be recognized as … Read more

The Evergreen Circle: A Walk with Lucas Black

“I work to protect forests around the world but nothing beats my connection with the one in my backyard!” says Lucas Black, Evergreen Circle member of Hoyt Arboretum Friends.  Connecting with the Arboretum Like many of us, Lucas has a deep connection to Hoyt Arboretum. He and his family love the park as a green … Read more

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