The Next Generation to Speak for the Trees

Keeping the Arboretum’s trails clear is skilled work and valuable experience for everyone, but especially for the youth in our communities that will be our next generation of leaders. We seek opportunities to engage the next generation at Hoyt Arboretum, so our partnership with Northwest Youth Corps and Girls Inc in 2023 was a great … Read more

How to Read a Tree Sign at Hoyt Arboretum

In 2023, Hoyt Arboretum Friends Visitor Center volunteers and trail rovers welcomed more than 40,000 visitors, and our Nature Educators interacted with 5,400 children. This is just a small faction of all the folks who came to explore and learn from our global tree collection! Museum of Living Trees Beyond the people Hoyt Arboretum Friends … Read more

The Fall Foliage of 2023 at Hoyt Arboretum

Red, yellow, orange, purple: fall colors are bursting out all over at Hoyt Arboretum!  With over 2,300 different species of trees, there’s quite a wide variety of leaves to turn a plethora of different colors. Every fall, the most common question we hear in the Visitor Center is “when will the leaves reach their peak?”. … Read more

Finding Joy in Helicopter Seeds

Third grade is one of my favorite times in childhood. Kids this age tend to be both capable, and expressive. They aren’t yet too cool for showing joy, and yet they can tie their shoes and put on their coats without assistance. They can walk reasonable distances and understand big ideas. They are in the … Read more

Volunteer Voices: Finding Animals and Connection at Hoyt Arboretum

My daughter Vivian’s summer camp canceled their entire week of programming on the first day of camp. Summer Scramble Vivian had just graduated kindergarten, and even if she wasn’t super excited about getting carsick in the camp’s big school bus, she was excited that it was finally summer. Then she found herself stuck in the … Read more

Web Design by Watermelon Web Works
Skip to content