Volunteer Voices: Beauty of Concrete

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day was scheduled to take place on April 22, 2020. While we were unable to celebrate in person this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Hoyt Arboretum’s volunteers found unique ways to celebrate while staying home, like volunteer Tour Guide Clara-Julia Peru: Since I have been laid off, and … Read more

Ask an Expert! Magnolias

Hoyt Arboretum’s plant taxonomist and herbarium curator Mandy Tu answers your budding botany questions! Email us at info@hoytarboretum.org 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

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