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

Volunteer Plant Walk & Talk

The air is cool, but there is a hint of Spring to it. The sky is overcast, but the expected rain holds off. A dozen volunteers gather around Hoyt Arboretum Plant Taxonomist and Herbarium Curator Mandy Tu on a gray Monday morning. Best Tree Forever! Most of the volunteers present are there for Nature Educator … Read more

Volunteering at the Visitor Center

Why I Volunteer  During the pandemic, I turned to the solace of nature. Socially distanced walks in parks were a regular thing. The misty trails and mystical wonder of Hoyt Arboretum were a source of escape and inspiration, but by the Fall of 2021, as far as I was concerned, the pandemic had been going … 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

How to Visit Hoyt Arboretum Without a Car

Getting to Hoyt Arboretum without a car has never been easier. We are conveniently located within Washington Park, a destination that has long been accessible with a MAX station on site. Taking the MAX: A map of the MAX rail system and stations is available on TriMet’s site as well as schedules, and ticketing information. … Read more

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