Saturday, October 25, 2014

31 Days in Oregon: Hoyt Arboretum


• thirty-one day challenge •
{DAY 25} 
Portland Area

Hoyt Arboretum is a living museum of trees and shrubs within Portland's Washington Park. There are many miles of trails to explore & greenery to please the eye.




There is a small Visitor's Center.

The Wildwood series is available to purchase in the Visitor Center. The setting for Wildwood is based right here in Portland's urban forest. Remember way back at Day 1 of this 31 day challenge my post about Pittock Mansion? Well, Pittock Mansion plays a role in the Wildwood stories, as well.

I just love this tree in the middle. It's huge & weeping.

I believe it's called a European Beech.

In the spring, many shrubs are in bloom.

Evergreen shrub, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, aka Blue Blossom




Trail Marker showing the way to the popular 30 mile Wildwood Trail and also wedding locations, Wedding Meadow & Redwood Deck.

Stevens Pavillion

Looking out from the Redwood Deck

Looking up at the Redwood Deck

Wollemi Pine, an endangered conifer


European Beech

The paths are nice to walk on.



Mountain Oregon Grape

Many of the trees and shrubs are identified.

Grecian Fir

Big Leaf Maple


In the fall there are many interesting seeds & berries.



Madrone

Sword Fern




Interior live Oak

This was just a smidgen of what you can see at Hoyt Arboretum. Each season brings its own unique view.


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