Gift Trees update due to COVID and social distancing regulations: Unfortunately, under current social distancing regulations, we are not able to invite gift tree donors or recipients to plant their Gift Trees, though your gift tree donation still supports planting trees in natural areas. All gift tree donors from March – December 2020 will be notified in late January 2021 regarding the locations of the gift trees planted March – December.
We know how much Gift Trees mean to all of us, and we are saddened that the program needs to change this way. Thank you for your support of trees + community, we can’t do this without you.
Gift Trees are a lasting legacy that honor or remember loved ones while improving our environment. All Gift Trees are planted through our Green Space Program, which restores sensitive natural areas in our region.
All of our Gift Tree certificates are electronic: You will be able to choose the certificate you prefer, print it, and give it or mail it directly to your Gift Tree recipient. Your emailed purchase receipt will contain a link to the page where the printable images are stored, along with printing instructions. Until further notice we are unable to print and mail you a certificate, we hope to be able to resume this option in December; you still have the option of customizing and printing your certificate. (please note that Friends of Trees is no longer able to mail certificates to your Gift Tree recipients for you).
Thank you for supporting trees + community through the gift of trees.
A few things to keep in mind:
Because of the sensitive nature of the planting sites, we can’t mark individual trees. All gift tree donors from March – December 2020 will be notified in late January 2021 regarding the locations of the gift trees planted March – December. Please note that all visitors to all planting sites must follow all posted rules and regulations, and this may include staying on marked trails. Some trails and sites are closed seasonally to protect sensitive bird nesting areas, amphibian habitat, delicate native plant growth, and watershed erosion processes.
Your Gift Trees help restore and enhance sensitive natural areas, benefiting wildlife, water, fish and humans.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gift Trees
Are you sending me a tree?
No, that isn’t how the program works. When you dedicate a Gift Tree you are actually donating to help Friends of Trees purchase a seedling that will be planted as part of our Green Space Program. However, you will be able to print a Gift Tree certificate to present to your recipient that describes this special gift (a link to the certificates will be sent to you with your purchase receipt).
Can I plant the tree?
Unfortunately due to COVID 19 and social distancing regulations we are no longer able to invite Gift Tree donors and recipients to plant their gift trees. All gift tree donors from March – December 2020 will be notified in late January 2021 regarding the locations of the gift trees planted March – December. Your Gift Tree donation still supports our work restoring sensitive natural areas.
Where do the trees get planted?
Friends of Trees’ Green Space program restores natural areas throughout our region, from Troutdale to Hillsboro, Oregon. All Gift Trees are planted in these areas and they play a vital role in our work restoring sensitive natural areas that are key for habitat, clean air and watershed health.
Will my Grove of Gift Trees be planted together?
We do our best to allow for all six trees in a grove to be planted together or near each other; however, there are times when planting sites and conditions won’t accommodate all six trees in a grove to be planted together. Our planting events, including Gift Tree plantings, are carefully planned restoration projects; your trees, whether planted close together or a bit farther apart, are an important part of helping to restore natural areas.
Your financial support through Gift Trees is tax-deductible to the extent allowable, please consult your tax professional with any questions about tax-deductions.
Questions? Please email or call us at (503) 467-2524. Thank you!