About Us

newfotFriends of Trees is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to bring people in the Portland-Vancouver, Salem and Eugene-Springfield metro areas together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces.

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 2013 Annual Report, Donor List 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.

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