Three years ago, in partnership with the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, Friends of Trees launched its successful Plant It Portland! campaign to add more street trees to neighborhoods than ever before. Our Neighborhood Trees program also partners with Vancouver, Washington, and with Beaverton and Eugene, Oregon.
Our Green Space Initiative program partners with numerous agencies and businesses across the Portland-Vancouver and Eugene-Springfield metro areas. One of our newest projects is the Rock Creek Partnership. Read more.
Through our Neighborhood Trees program, homeowners buy discounted trees to plant with their neighbors at weekend plantings.
Through our Green Space Initiative, trained crew leaders guide volunteers at weekend events to restore green spaces.
Since Friends of Trees was founded by Richard Seidman in 1989, we have planted nearly half a million trees and native plants. You can download our 2012 Annual Report and our most recently filed 990 here.
Friends of Trees is a member of the Coalition for a Livable Future, Alliance for Community Trees, Oregon Community Trees, and EarthShare Oregon. We meet all 20 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Standards for charities.
To determine the value of planting trees, check out this tree benefits calculator provided by Casey Trees and the Davey Tree Expert Co.