Ask FOT: Help! My Tree is Covered in Ice.

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Dear FOT: The weight of the snow and ice is causing my new trees to lean and bend over. What should I do? Will my trees be OK? I wonder how many people with taller, newer trees are going to have this problem from the ice… -Jacob in Rose City Park, Portland   As your young tree collects […]

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A Summer Full of Trees

Posted on August 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Hey! My name’s Bryan, and I am working as an intern (via the Duke Engage program) for the summer here at Friends of Trees. In my position, I support both the Neighborhood Trees and Green Space programs as they perform necessary administrative and maintenance tasks in between planting seasons. We don’t plant in the summer […]

Start small, think big, act now.

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm

By Andy Meeks We need to do everything we possibly can — right now — to help combat climate change. No single effort is going to fix the Earth’s rapidly-deteriorating natural resources and systems, but every little bit matters. By starting small, thinking big and acting now, we can make a difference. That’s how Friends […]

Caring for your new fruit tree                 

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 10:48 am

We hope you can join us April 18 for our annual Fruit Tree Giveaway! A $5 donation is suggested, and even if you doubled that, you’re still escaping with a great deal on a tree. Inexpensive is a great price point, but unlike shade trees, fruit trees require extra care and investment in the first three […]