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3 Easy Steps to Becoming a Friends of Trees Crew Leader

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 4:02 pm

If the start of a new year has inspired you to make a real, lasting impact in your community, then you are in luck!

Educating our future generations about our local environment is another huge plus of being a Crew Leader with Friends of Trees!

Educating future generations about the local environment is just one perk of being a Crew Leader!

Friends of Trees is holding a Crew Leader training for our Green Space team this January 30th. Our Green Space program is focused on planting native trees and shrubs to restore watershed health and these community tree plantings occur in parks and natural areas across the greater Portland Metro region.  With over 50 planting events in the 2015-2016 season, we need the help of  trained Crew Leaders to ensure our events are both fulfilling and successful.  Space is limited, register HERE to claim your spot at this training in Tualatin, OR!

The Crew Leader role is a fun and rewarding way to connect with your community, learn about trees, and share the importance of a healthy urban forest. Not only will you learn how to plant a tree that will benefit our communities for decades to come, you will gain valuable leadership skills with the support of Friends of Trees staff.

Becoming a Friends of Trees Crew Leader is as easy as 1-2-3!

ONE: Aspiring Crew Leaders attend a ONE-day comprehensive training that covers everything from native plant and tree identification to planting day roles & responsibilities. It’s a great day where you can meet your Friends of Trees support staff, learn anything and everything about the Green Space program, and meet fellow Crew Leaders!

TWO-THREE: Following your 1-day training, we ask that you sign up for at least 2-3 Green Space planting events for the remainder of the 2015-2016 season. The Green Space team has 25+ future Saturday morning events scheduled across Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas Counties and you will be free to sign-up for whichever events fit your schedule! At each event in your first season, we will partner you up with a seasoned Crew Leader so that you can build upon your training with on-site planting and group leading experience.

**Register here to save your spot!**

When: Saturday, January 30th, 9am – 3pm

Where: Brown’s Ferry Park Community Center, 6159 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062 (map)

What to expect: We’ll start the training with hands-on outdoor planting demonstrations and breakfast treats/coffee.  After finishing planting, we’ll break for a tasty lunch provided by Friends of Trees and the City of Tualatin. The afternoon will be spent in an indoor classroom session with presentations from Friends of Trees and City of Tualatin staff members, experienced crew leaders, and arborists to teach you everything you’ll need to know about this important role.  A coveted “Tree Team” tshirt will be provided at the end of the training.

Become a Friends of Tree Crew Leader and impress your friends with the new knowledge you will gain!

You’ll be the life of the party with all of the new knowledge you will gain!

If you have any questions or need more information about this role, please don’t hesitate to contact Jenny & Randi in the Volunteer & Outreach Program at 503-595-0213 or by emailing We look forward to working with you!

–Carey Lawry, Volunteer & Administrative Assistant

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