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Organization Information

Name: Friends of Trees
Website: https://friendsoftrees.org/
Address: 3117 NE ML King Jr Blvd P
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Zip Code: 97212
Description: Friends of Trees was founded in 1989 by a community member who loved trees and started planting them in Portland neighborhoods. Today, Friends of Trees is a nationally recognized, regional leader in improving the urban tree canopy and restoring sensitive natural areas—through programs delivered by thousands of volunteers. Friends of Trees greens our region while building community.

Since our founding Friends of Trees has planted 750,000+ trees and native plants with thousands and thousands and thousands of volunteers in 120+ neighborhoods in six counties across two states.

Whether it’s a forest created from our canopy of urban trees or the forest to come from our restoration plantings in sensitive natural areas, there is no doubt that the trees planted by Friends of Trees play a vital role our region’s livability. Given rising temperatures and all that we know about the cooling and cleansing effects of trees, it’s easy to see how our work improves our natural environment. But what’s equally compelling is the community-building that’s such an important part of a Friends of Trees planting event: the trees we plant are actually planted by 6,000+ volunteers every planting season.

Contact Information

First Name: Jenny Bedell-Stiles or Pablo Brito
Last Name:  
Phone: 503-595-0213
Email: Volunteer@friendsoftrees.org

Opportunity Information

Name: Friends of Trees: Become a Salem Crew Leader! (Leadership Opportunity)
Issue Area(s):
  • Education
  • Environment and Animal Rescue
Course(s):  
Start Date: 10/20/2018
End Date: 10/20/2018
Description: Crew Leaders are trained volunteers who are crucial to successful Friends of Trees' events. They are trained to lead groups of volunteers in proper planting technique and maintain a fun and educational vibe at our events.

Friends of Trees is aiming to plant thousands of native trees and shrubs across Salem parks and green spaces this year. Help us make those goals a reality and register to become a Crew Leader! Crew Leaders commit to guiding small groups of planters at 4 (or more) Saturday morning plantings, Nov - April.

The training is free (and includes lunch and a t-shirt!) but registration is required.  Register HERE to train for this popular role.  Spots are limited and this training will fill-up so register now!

You may also contact Jenny or Pablo at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We hope to see you at the training!