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' mission is to bring people in the Portland-Vancouver 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 community green spaces.

Since our founding by Richard Seidman in 1989, Friends of Trees' thousands of volunteers have planted more than 450,000 trees and native plants.