It is Portland, and a spicy, wet day at the Hoyt Arboretum where Martin Nicholson, Hoyt Arboretum Curator, gave a tour of the Magnolia collection. Part of our heritage here is in the history of plant collecting which enables plant selection, but is also in our inherited system of classification. The Arboretum uses the family class to organize plantings, so the visitor is walking through a reified classification system rather than just through plants arranged by aesthetics or randomly. The Hoyt Arboretum also posses an Herbarium, and curator, Erin Riggs, will be giving a formal workshop on collecting and documenting specimens on April 27 and May 4. After the workshop on the 27th, head on over to the Holgate Library - 7905 S.E. Holgate Blvd. for a Tree Steward sponsored ID class from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Looking for more Arbor Month Events at Hoyt Arboretum?
History of Hoyt Arboretum Walk And Talk (April 7th)
Tree Care Day (April 9th)
Tree ID Walk with Ed Jensen (April 24th)
Conifer Work Party (April 26th)
Spring Blossom Tour (April 28th)
Heritage Tree Dedication (April 30th)