Tree Walks with the Tree Team for Give More 24!

 

Donate today to Friends of Trees and help plant more trees in southwest Washington!

To celebrate Give More 24, the Tree Team is hosting virtual tree walks, both live & recorded, on our social media channels. Garry Oak will make an appearance or two. Plus, the tree walks will feature a special guest from the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forestry team, former Tree Team Member Jesse Batty. Here’s the schedule for Give More 24 with the Tree Team, join us!

Please note that live tree walks are not open to the public due to social distancing regulations, please join us on the tree walks through our social media channels.

All events are subject to change due to weather or other considerations.

TimeTopicWhere To Join
10:00LIVE Welcome to Give More 24 with the Tree Team – with Garry Oak!
Esther Short Park
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10:15LIVE Tree Walk in Esther Short Park
with Vancouver Urban Forestry Specialist Jesse Batty 
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12:00LIVE tree walk in the Carter Park neighborhood
with Jesse & Friends of Trees Interim Executive Director Whitney Dorer
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2:00Esther Short Tree Walk available on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
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4:00Carter Park Tree Walk available on Facebook, Instagram and TwitterFacebook
6:30A message from Garry Oak
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Meeting our $3,000 goal today means that in just one day we’re 20% closer to bridging our tree gap in southwest Washington–and bridging our tree gap means everyone in our southwest Washington service area who wants a tree, gets a tree. When you donate to Friends of Trees with Give More 24 you are helping your neighbors get trees. Thank you for helping make this happen! Would you like a tree of your own? Get started here to get a tree.

Friends of Trees has been planting trees and growing community in Southwest Washington since 2003, and we’ve engaged local volunteers to plant 6,700 trees in here. In our last planting season, 600 volunteers donated more than 2,000 hours to plant 460 trees at 11 volunteer tree planting events in Vancouver and Clark County. Of course, our planting season this year will look a bit different as we respect social distancing and group size limits — but rest assured, we’ll still be planting trees and we’ll still be engaging with volunteers, You can learn more about what our volunteer events will look like this season here.

Friends of Trees plants 50,000+ trees and native shrubs every year throughout Western Oregon and Southwest Washington. Thanks to generous support from friends like you we’ve planted more than 850,000 trees and native shrubs in hundreds of neighborhoods and natural areas since 1989.

You can feel good about donating to Friends of Trees because all donations plant trees and bring people together.

Thank you for supporting trees + community!

Update on planting events and tree orders

Friends of Trees is taking our region’s COVID-related restrictions and guidelines very seriously. All public events from mid-March – July 2020 were cancelled, and we are actively planning future tree planting & tree care events with health and safety concerns at the forefront of planning efforts. You can find more information about our public volunteer events here.

Currently our office is closed to the general public. Staff are working remotely and on occasion have office hours; if you need to connect with a specific staff person you can find them in our staff directory.

If you ordered a street or yard tree last season and have questions about the tree, or if you are interested in ordering a street or yard tree to be planted during our October 2020 – April 2021 planting season, or if you have any other questions please email us at FOT@friendsoftrees.org

Thank you so much for your support and patience during these unprecedented times. We can’t wait to plant trees with you again!

Friends of Trees stands with our Black colleagues, partners, and community members

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. -Lilla Watson

Friends,

Friends of Trees is incensed and stands in solidarity with the Black community. We add our voice to the many groups and institutions this week calling for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Aubrey, and too many others.

It is undisputed that Black, Indigenous, and all people of color bear a disproportionate impact of racial injustice and its deadly consequences. Environmental justice is among these systemic inequalities. FOT acknowledges that the Black community is more impacted by respiratory illnesses due to poor air quality making them more vulnerable. At Friends of Trees, we believe the benefits of trees should be experienced by everyone: clean air, clean water, and healthy communities are human rights. We heartily commit to listening to community needs as we work for an environmentally just future where Black folks can breathe freely.

Just as trees are connected via their root systems and intertwine underground with fungi to exchange nutrients, carbon, and water in order to survive and thrive, so too are our human communities connected. When white supremacy and police brutality affect some, it is a blight on us all. Just like a tree community’s root systems, the onus is on those with resources to combat the disease.

Friends of Trees is responding to the call for action and encourages you to join. Each and every one of us can use our voices to support the Black community. We urge you to get involved.

Onward,

Whitney Dorer, Interim Executive Director

Phoebe Krueger, Board Chair

Environmentalists For Black Lives Matter image by @greengirlleah

Giving Tuesday Now – join us on May 5

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope: together we can do extraordinary things. Friends of Trees knows this so well since that’s what we do: We plant trees. Together. And to keep doing that, to ensure trees + community are in our future, we need your helpcan we count on you, if you are at all able, to donate to Friends of Trees today? Not only will all donations plant trees + grow community, the first $2500 in Giving Tuesday Now donations will be matched by our good friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery – cheers!

Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.

Friends of Trees is part of #GivingTuesdayNow and we invite you to join us. Giving Tuesday Now with the Tree Team is a virtual, day-long social media event featuring Tree Talks, LIVE tree walks, and more! Here’s our schedule, and here’s the schedule for Giving Tuesday Now with the Eugene Tree Team!

TimeTopicWhere To Join
9:00Welcome to Giving Tuesday Now with the Tree Team
with Whitney Dorer, Interim Executive Director
FacebookInstagramTwitter
10:00About the Neighborhood Trees Program
Whitney Dorer
10:30LIVE tree walk with WhitneyFacebook
12:00About the Volunteer & Outreach Program
Whitney
1:00LIVE: Sam Erman chats with Friends of Trees volunteer Maxine
2:00About the Green Space Program
Whitney
2:30Tree Talk video: bigleaf maple
Logan Lauvray, Green Space Program Manager
5:00Why trees, why community
Video message from Whitney
5:30Tree Talk video: Cherry tree
Oliver, the youngest Tree Team planter

 

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Giving Tuesday Now with the Eugene Tree Team

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope: together we can do extraordinary things. Friends of Trees knows this so well since that’s what we do: We plant trees. Together. And to keep doing that, to ensure trees + community are in our future, we need your help – can we count on you, if you are able, to donate to Friends of Trees Eugene today? Not only will donations plant trees + grow community, the first $1,250 will be matched by our good friends at Journey Tree Financial – thank you!

Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.

Friends of Trees Eugene is part of #GivingTuesdayNow and we invite you to join us. Giving Tuesday Now with the Eugene Tree Team is a virtual, day-long social media event featuring Tree Talks, LIVE tree walks, and more!

TimeTopicWhere To Join
9:00Welcome to Giving Tuesday Now with the Tree Team
with Whitney Dorer, Interim Executive Director
10:00About the Neighborhood Trees Program
with Whitney Dorer
10:30Tree Talk video: Oregon myrtle
with Erik Burke, Eugene Director
12:00About the Volunteer & Outreach Program
Taylor Glass, Volunteer and Planting Specialist
1:00LIVE: Taylor chats with Becca Snowdale about the volunteer program
2:00About the Green Space Program
Becca Snowdale, Volunteer and Planting Specialist
2:30Tree Talk video: Pacific madrone
with Becca Snowdale
3:00Tree Walk: Neighborhood Trees
with Erik Burke
5:00Why trees, why community
Video message from Whitney
5:30Tree Talk video: Cherry tree
Oliver, the youngest Tree Team planter