Meet Evergreen Circle Members: Claire and Jim!

Hoyt Arboretum Friends’ Evergreen Circle is a group of dedicated monthly donors that, like our evergreen trees, are a consistent source of support, joy, and life throughout the year. Two members of the Evergreen Circle, Claire Carder and Jim Scherzinger, took some time to talk to us about why they support, how they support, and … Read more

Northwest Youth Corps at Hoyt Arboretum

During a week in late June, a group of determined young conservationists were removing invasive species from Hoyt Arboretum’s red pine collection. Northwest Youth Corps is an educational job training experience for teens and young adults, and we were so lucky to benefit from their skillset last month. Most of the corps members had been … Read more

Welcome Our New Horticulturist!

We’re ecstatic to welcome a new horticulturist onboard at Hoyt Arboretum! Allison’s environmental journey began at Stanford in Palo Alto, CA – much closer to Portland’s climate than the subtropical climate of San Antonio, Texas, where she grew up. She joins us via PP&R after spending the last few years creating “culturally appropriate, aesthetically beautiful, … Read more

HAF says farewell to Emily Lytle

(but really, it’s a “see you later.”) Emily Lytle has managed the education programs at Hoyt Arboretum since 2017. In that role, she coordinates both youth and adult education programs, which cover a broad range of offerings — preschool story time and nature walks, school field trips, drop-in family programs, public tours, in-person and virtual … Read more

Ask an Expert: Fabulous Fabaceae!

The Fabaceae is the pea or legume family of plants and are sometimes referred to by their old family name the Leguminosae. Members of the Fabaceae are easily recognizable by their flowers and especially by their distinctive fruits, which are always legumes. Hoyt Arboretum has several notable species of the Fabaceae in our living tree … Read more

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