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

Embedded in Tuesday Crew

It’s a wet winter morning at Hoyt Arboretum. As I enter the library I am greeted warmly with smiles, familiar chit chat, and the scent of coffee while Tuesday Crew waits to hear about where they’ll be working in the park today. Curator Martin enters the room, his quiet, authoritative voice captures attention as he … Read more

HAF Welcomes New Board Members

We are preparing for a busy year at Hoyt Arboretum as we dive into a new strategic planning process. In addition to new staff, we’ve also welcomed five new board members. They join us from neighborhoods that are just up the street but also from across the river and all quadrants of the city. With … 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

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