Celebrate a new tree planting season!

October is a time of celebration at Friends of Trees: It’s the start of tree planting season!

In celebration of our 33rd season of planting trees together, we are hosting a month-long virtual celebration on our social media channels featuring LIVE tree walks, tree talks, and more!

Plus, you can help us keep planting trees + growing community through donating toward our $10,000 Planting Season Challenge! A generous donor will match all individual donations up to $10,000, donate here!

Please check this schedule of events regularly for additions and changes. | Live Facebook events will be immediately posted to Facebook and shared to Instagram within the hour.

Take a tree walk on your own schedule through our tree walk playlists: Portland-Metro October tree walks  |  Eugene-area October tree walks

We look forward to celebrating with you!


October 26

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in Eugene ~ Facebook-Eugene
Join Erik again, this time in the ye olde FOTE office neighborhood!

October 27

9am – Noon ~ LIVE tree paddle on the Willamette River! ~ Instagram
Willamette RiverKeeper takes Tree Teamers Sam & Harrison on a paddle to Ross Island; YES, Sam and Harrison will do a tree talk!

October 30

11 a.m.~ LIVE tree walk with Rudy in Beaverton! ~ Facebook
Sam hits the road and joins Tree Teamer Rudy at one of our first Neighborhood Trees events of the season


October 31

NOON ~ Farewell from Whitney ~ Facebook ~ Instagram
You never know how Whitney will say farewell, tune in to find out


October 2

10 a.m. ~ WELCOME TO PLANTING SEASON! Live from the first event of the season ~ Facebook
Sam (your favorite virtual Tree Team host!) joins the entire Green Space Tree Team at our first tree planting event of the season, at beautiful Jackson Bottom Wetlands.
We invite you to Celebrate Planting Season with the Tree Team!

WEEK 2 ~ TREES ARE NEEDED EVERYWHERE: Our regional approach

October 5

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in Eugene ~ Facebook-Eugene
Join Eugene Tree Teamer Taylor for a downtown Eugene tree walk!

October 7

NOON  ~ LIVE walk + talk in Vancouver ~ Facebook
Jesse Batty, a former Tree Teamer now with Vancouver Urban Forestry, tree walks with FOT’s Whitney Dorer in Marshall Park

October 9

10 a.m. ~ PLANTING DAY LIVE! It’s another natural area restoration event in Washington County ~ Facebook
Tree Teamer and tree walker-talker extraordinaire Harrison takes us on a little walk at our Jurgens Park site in Tualatin.
We’ll also say hello! to our pals from the City of Tualatin (longtime partners!)

 October 12

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in Eugene ~ Facebook-Eugene
The Eugene Tree Team takes us on a tree walk in the Bethel neighborhood’s Mangan Park

October 14

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk and talk: trees + equity ~ Facebook
 Dr. Vivek Shandas of PSU walks + talks with Whitney in east Portland’s Bloomington Park. They’re talking about the importance of our Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project that is examining the physical and social dimensions of a tree planting program as a strategy to improve public health and mitigate climate change.


October 19

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in Eugene ~ Facebook-Eugene
Erik Burke of FOT Eugene takes a tree walks with our new partners from Beyond Toxics

October 20

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in historic Oregon City! ~ Facebook
Sam joins Tree Teamer Ian for a walk among the trees of lovely Oregon City