Hoyt Arboretum


Hoyt Arboretum, a 187-acre living museum of trees and plants from all over the world, is located just 2 miles west of downtown Portland. Volunteers staff the Visitor Center and are there to answer questions and help interpret the Arboretum and its tree collections during Visitor Center hours. A variety of trail maps and educational and self-guided walk brochures are available in the brochure rack outside the Visitor Center at all times. At Hoyt Arboretum every tree has a story to tell. Tree collections are organized by taxonomy (plant families) and geography. Identification labels help you to learn about trees that catch your interest. Hoyt Arboretum is a living laboratory where scientists and students can study trees and plants that would not otherwise grow in our climate and habitat. The Hoyt Collection includes more than 1,000 true species, with specimens grown from seeds collected in the wild. These plants produce seeds that can be used to replant native ecosystems that have been destroyed or are at risk. An arboretum is a promise to future generations. Just as we are enjoying mature, wonderful trees that were planted many years ago, the trees we plant today will grow to provide shade, beauty and value for decades and centuries to come.