Enjoy a pint at HUB, support Friends of Trees–all month long!

We know by now that it takes A LOT of beer to plant trees. And we also know that you’re probably thirsty. Hopworks Urban Brewery can take care of that! All February, when you enjoy a cold frosty one at any Hopworks, Friends of Trees benefits because HUB is donating 1% of ALL PINT SALES to your fave trees + community org (hint: that’s us 🌳).

Visit HUB at these locations

BikeBar: 3947 N WilliamsPowell: 2944 SE PowellVancouver: 17707 SE Mill Plain

More about HUB’s Community Tap here.

You can plant some trees & quench your thirst at the same time – we like efficiency. THANK YOU HUB!

Carbon Sequestration – the Green Dot Project

By Brighton West

The Green Dot Project facilitates a substantiated community consensus building process which increases human capacity to implement, measure, innovative and adopt methods to put carbon in the ground. They provide the local community with education, capacity building, problem-solving, and organizational strategies for planning and carrying out action strategies. The consensus-driven action plans are created by community members, including elders, young individuals, nonprofits, for-profits, and governmental agencies. In the consensus building process, fears are expressed and addressed, transformational beliefs and behaviors are identified and cultivated, a mechanism for action is firmly established, and action plans are developed.Read More

Tree Inventory Volunteers needed with Portland Parks and Recreation

By Erica Timm

2012 Kenton Inventory Group shot
Kenton Inventory Group (Portland Parks & Recreation)

Interested in learning more about the composition of Portland’s urban forest? Want to increase your tree identification skills? Have some skills to share? Want to have fun in the sun this summer? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, please consider becoming a tree inventory team leader for Portland Parks & Recreation this summer!

The Urban Forestry Division of PP&R is organizing volunteer-powered, Neighborhood Tree Inventories again this summer — this time in twelve different neighborhoods throughout the city! The neighborhoods being inventoried include Buckman, Centennial, Hazelwood, Irvington, King, Mill Park, Montavilla, Mt. Scott-Arleta, Mt. Tabor, North Tabor, Old Town/China Town, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights, Powellhurst-Gilbert, Roseway, Sabin, Sumner, Vernon, and Woodland Park.  Data collected will include: tree species, size, health, and site conditions, as well as spaces available for future planting.Read More