Gift Trees update due to COVID: Unfortunately, due to group size restrictions, 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 and restoring natural areas. All gift tree donors from March – October 2020 will be notified in January 2021 regarding the planting locations of the gift trees, and November 2020 – February 2021 Gift Tree donors will be notified about planting locations in March 2021. PLEASE NOTE: Due to remote working and related office systems we are not able to print and mail any gift tree certificates; if you mail a check requesting that service it could take weeks for a certificate to be generated.
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. We are unable to print and mail you a certificate, and we are not able to mail certificates to your Gift Tree recipients for you.
Thank you for supporting trees + community through the gift of trees.
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 group size restrictions we are no longer able to invite Gift Tree donors and recipients to plant their gift trees. All gift tree donors from March – October 2020 will be notified in late January 2021 regarding the locations of the gift trees planted; November 2020 –February 2021 Gift Tree donors will be notified in March 2021 about planting locations. Because of the sensitive nature of the planting sites, we can’t mark individual trees. 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.
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 us. Thank you!