Celebrate trees in April

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Happy tree month! National Arbor Day is April 24, while Oregon sets aside the first full week of April to celebrate trees, Washington celebrates on April 8, and Portland sets aside the entire month. Here are some great ways to join local individuals, businesses, and teams in ramping up support for trees this month. (Every day in April […]

Ninkasi fuels first bike planting of the season in Eugene

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:55 am

By Jennifer Killian Eugene Volunteer Program Coordinator What a great day! Despite the rain (or maybe because of it), more than 70 volunteers had a great time planting in the Whiteaker and South Eugene Neighborhoods this past Saturday. Volunteers planted 26 street and 12 yard trees including Big Leaf Maple, Black Tupelo, Oregon White Oak, and California […]

Volunteers depave and plant in Eugene!

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:52 am

By Jennifer Killian Last Saturday, Friends of Trees partnered with Lane Transit District to create room for new trees by removing over 22 tons of concrete in our season kickoff event! It was a chilly start to the beautiful clear autumn morning as eager volunteers gathered around the Friends of Trees canopy, gazing at a […]

The Science of Watering at Irving Elementary School

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

By Jennifer Killian On a sunny day last November, Friends of Trees partnered with teachers and students from Eugene’s Irving Elementary School to plant 37 street and yard trees in front of the school to promote a Safe Pathway to School program. Now, in the hottest and driest part of the summer, Friends of Trees […]