Family Forest Day: Best Trees Forever!

Family Forest Day: Best Trees Forever!

Date(s) - August 17, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join us for our final Family Forest Day celebration of the 2024 season to celebrate native trees at Hoyt Arboretum.

Thousands of Portland-area students who have visited Hoyt Arboretum on a Field Trip left the park with a Best Tree Forever (BTF!). And now, you can have one too!

A Hoyt Arboretum BTF is one of 4 incredible native trees:

  1. Douglas-fir
  2. Western redcedar
  3. Bigleaf maple
  4. Western hemlock


Our Nature Educators, volunteers, and community partners will lead and share activities for all to learn about and connect with these native trees and nature at Hoyt Arboretum.

We’re excited to work with special guest Sequoia (Siletz, Tututni, Chetco, Sixes, Tolowa, and Yurok) who will be sharing activites and information at their table, ‘Red Cedar: Indigenous Traditional Ecological Cultural Knowledge with Sequoia’.

We’ll also have a special guest Cottonwood School Teacher McLean Cannon to perform folk songs written about the BTFs by his students after a field trip.

Who’s your BTF?


This is a free family-friendly program. Drop by 9am – 12pm to celebrate trees with us!


This free event is hosted by Hoyt Arboretum Friends and sponsored by International Paper Foundation.



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