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

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

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