Many Hands Make Light Work: the Amy Hassell Story

Here’s Looking at Crew, Kid Volunteering on a stewardship crew is a fun way to engage with the Arboretum, make new friends, and strengthen existing relationships.  Such is the case for Saturday Crew member Brittany Hassell who learned about stewardship crews at Hoyt Arboretum on Facebook. “It sounded like exactly what I needed! I had … Read more

The Docktors are a Tree Time Family!

Through the Eyes of a Child New members Travis and Kerry Docktor fell in love with the Arboretum through the eyes of their 2 and 1 year old children at Tree Time!  Long-time explorers of the outdoors, Travis and Kerry have always appreciated the global tree collection at Hoyt, sharing the Arboretum and Washington Park … Read more

Best Backyard Ever: The Evans’ Member Story

New Neighbors Washington Park neighbors Jennifer and Jeremy Evans take pride in caring for the Arboretum. New to Portland in August of 2021 from New Hampshire, the Evans prioritized living near a park, and boy, did they hit the jackpot! “We think of the Arboretum as our “backyard” and enjoy walking there almost everyday, usually … Read more

Community Science with Bill and Arlena

Loving Hoyt Arboretum for 20 Years Hoyt Arboretum has been a part of Arlena Barnes and Bill Kinsey’s lives and marriage for more than 20 years. Members since 2002, Arlena and Bill have always connected with each other and nature in the wooded trails of Portland, but to them, the Arboretum stands out for its … Read more

Learning is Fun with Eric Mitchell

Eric’s Hoyt Arboretum Story There are many ways to connect with Hoyt Arboretum. From taking a walk to pulling weeds in the rain, every person in our community has a different Hoyt Arboretum story. For Eric Mitchell, his Hoyt Arboretum story started as a visitor, turned to Tuesday Crew-member, turned to Nature Educator, turned to … Read more

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