Press Contacts & Background

Father and son planting by Chijo Takedaphoto: Chijo Takeda



Press Contacts

Brighton West, Deputy Director

(w) 503-467-2519
(m) call or text 404-247-0189
(f) 503-282-9471

Eric Allen, Development Director
(w) 503-467-2526
(f) 503-282-9471


Friends of Trees empowers people to improve the natural world around them through a simple solution: plant trees. Together.

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 community green spaces.

Since our founding by Richard Seidman in 1989, Friends of Trees has gathered thousands of volunteers to plant more than half a million trees and native plants. In fall 2014, Friends of Trees will celebrate its 25th planting season.