The Hoyt Arboretum collection features over 2,000 species of plants and trees, with many specimens grown from seeds collected in the wild and used again to be used to replant native ecosystems that are at risk or have been destroyed. In addition to providing a plethora of benefits to the surrounding environment, these new native ecosystems will also provide in-depth research opportunities for learners and natural beauty for the community to enjoy for centuries to come.
The Hoyt Arboretum is home to over 2,000 species across 200 plant families, of which 63 are endangered or globally vulnerable and listed as so by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN). The Arboretum’s collection begins with tracking and gathering wild seeds, planting and nurturing them to maturation and then using the collection for education and research purposes.
The Hoyt Arboretum works in partnership with the Leach Botanical Garden, which focuses on rare and unusual herbaceous species found in Oregon and offers a publicly accessible plant inventory with both common and Latin names of all the plants, their country of origin, and rarity status. The Hoyt Arboretum is also home to a special herbarium, which is open to the public.
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