Ask an Expert! Magnolias

Hoyt Arboretum’s plant taxonomist and herbarium curator Mandy Tu answers your budding botany questions! Email us at for answers. How old do Magnolia trees get? This depends on the species, and there is very little information available on most species. It is thought that most southern magnolia trees (Magnolia grandiflora) have a life-span of … Read more

Volunteer Voices: Tree Pandemics

Humans around the globe are understandably preoccupied with the Covid-19 pandemic. But while millions hunker down at home for an indefinite period of social isolation, it’s a good time to recall that people are not the only ones who suffer from pandemic diseases. Trees do as well. In fact, in the 20th and 21st centuries, … Read more

Majestic Redwoods at Hoyt Arboretum

Does Hoyt Arboretum have redwood trees? We sure do! Hoyt Arboretum is home to three different redwood species, that number about 70 individual trees (including a few cultivars). Most of them are located in the area immediately surrounding the Redwood Deck. Redwood trees are iconic in western North America for their massive trunks (remember those … Read more

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