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

Exploring Spring Blooms at the Arboretum

As winter’s chill begins to yield to spring’s warmer and longer days, the flowers at Hoyt Arboretum are responding enthusiastically. Being situated nearly a thousand feet above the valley means that the seasonal shift at the Arboretum lags behind lower elevations. As the cherry blossoms begin to fade by the waterfront, the flowering cherries at … 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

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

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