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Good food, good people, good training, good trees–all in Vancouver

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Nov. 6, 2010 Vancouver Neighborhood Trees Planting

After the training, volunteers planted trees in Vancouver neighborhoods (Brian Black)

By Jesse Batty

Saturday morning, November 6, was a great day of knowledge, trees, good food, and good people at Friends of Trees’ Neighborhood Trees Crew Leader Training in Vancouver.

In the morning, 27 volunteers became official Friends of Trees crew leaders. They will be an integral part of our effort to plant 5,000 trees this year.

In the afternoon, all of the new crew leaders joined up with homeowners and volunteers to plant 69 street and yard trees in the Fisher’s Creek and Cascade Highlands neighborhoods. Many thanks to volunteer neighborhood coordinators Bill Woodward and Erika Johnson for helping to make their neighborhoods a greener place!

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer crew leader or a volunteer neighborhood coordinator with Friends of Trees this year, contact Andy Meeks at

Counting all of our plantings to date in the 2010-11 planting season, we have three weekends, six plantings, one training, 298 volunteers, and 2,503 new trees and native plants. Join us for an upcoming planting to see how much fun it is to plant with us.

If you’d like to plant a tree at your home, you can find your tree here.

–Batty is Neighborhood Trees Specialist for Friends of Trees

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