Tis the season … for Give!Guide

The 2020 Give!Guide is here!

Willamette Week’s Give!Guide runs through December 31st and is a great way to learn about organizations that are doing amazing work on behalf of people, places, critters and causes (including trees + community, of course ;).

G!G features Big Give Days when donors are entered to win fabulous incentives like shopping sprees, vacation packages, and more.

Why give? Now more than ever, we need trees! They fight climate change, clean our air and water, and make this place beautiful. And when planted the Friends of Trees way, with all kinds of volunteers, trees grow community (ands we need that more than ever, too!).

Thank you for helping us plant trees together!

Trees for the future: planning & planting for climate change

April 7, 2012 Arbor Day Planting in Eugene
April 2012 Arbor Day planting in Eugene (Jessyca Burke)

How does climate change impact the species of trees we plant? Cities like Chicago are planning sweeping changes in urban forest planning in response to climate change. What should our response be in the Eugene-Springfield area?

Join Friends of Trees and the City of Eugene’s Sustainability Office on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:00 pm for a free presentation in the Sloat Room of the Atrium Building, 99 W 10th Ave., Eugene.

Longtime Friends of Trees volunteer and tree expert Jim Gersbach will discuss climate change and resilient, drought-tolerant trees for Eugene-Springfield’s future urban forest. Jim was the visionary force behind Portland’s Ainsworth Linear Arboretum, where a number of drought-resistant species have been planted. FOT staff Kris Day and Erik Burke will also talk and answer questions about climate-appropriate trees for our future urban forest.

Learn more in this Eugene Weekly article.