Tim King, beloved Board member and volunteer who spent over two decades in service to the Arboretum, passed away from ALS in September of 2023. Tim’s passion for the Arboretum became a passion for a more accessible Arboretum as he lost his mobility. Tim’s wife Linda King established this Fund to support the Arboretum’s accessibility work in honor of Tim, and it is an enduring legacy of the humble service to people and the Arboretum that Tim was committed to in life.

Donate today to help fund two all-terrain track chairs at Mount Pisgah and your gift will be doubled!

The Arboretum is working with the organization David’s Chair to make track chairs available to visitors with mobility challenges. With support from Lane County Parks, McKenzie River Trust, Travel Lane County, and supporters like you, people will be able to reserve a chair through the David’s Chair website and explore Mount Pisgah’s trails at no cost. The first chair will be available soon, and a generous donor is asking you to help match their gift of $10,000 to get a second chair so that more than one mobility-challenged person can explore the park at the same time.

We are excited to open up access to people who are not currently able to enjoy all that you love about Mount Pisgah and we need your help. We have a goal to raise $10,000 to meet our matching gift donation by the end of June. Donate below to support this big step in making nature more accessible.

Loren Cushing and Larry Craig testing out David’s Chair Track chairs at the Arboretum