Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day all month long

In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day (and Oregon’s newly declared Arbor Month!), and in celebration of all we do together to make our world greener and healthier for all, Friends of Trees is hosting a virtual, month-long celebration on our social media channels – it’s EARTH MONTH WITH THE TREE TEAM! Tune in on our social media channels throughout April for LIVE  tree talks, tree walks, and more.

Plus, you can help us keep planting trees + growing community through donating to our $25,000 Earth Month Challenge! A pool of generous donors will match all individual donations up to $25,000, donate here!

Please check this schedule of events regularly for additions and changes. | Live Facebook events will be immediately posted to Facebook and shared to Instagram within the hour.

We look forward to celebrating with you!


WEEK 3 ~ CLIMATE JUSTICE IS SOCIAL JUSTICE

 April 12

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in Eugene: Facebook-Eugene
Erik and Taylor visit Westmoreland Park, where FOT Eugene planting volunteers have helped beautify this public space – so much community!

April 13

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk and talk in the Jade District ~ Facebook
Friends of Trees Deputy Director Whitney Dorer walks + talks with Richa Poudyal, APANO Policy Director, about the importance of planting trees in underserved, low-canopy neighborhoods

ALL DAY~ Community Pints fundraiser: Deschutes Portland Public House
Tuesdays in April: A dollar per pint + a percentage of to-go beer proceeds donated to Friends of Trees!

April 15

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in Eugene’s Trainsong neighborhood ~ Facebook-Eugene
Erik talks about 11 years of planting trees in this historically underserved neighborhood located next to an industrial area in West Eugene


WEEK 4 ~ TREES FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

April 20

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk along I-205 ~ Facebook
You read that right! Friends of Trees spent three years greening the I-205 Multi-Use Path; Whitney & Sam will tell us all about it

ALL DAY~ Community Pints fundraiser: Deschutes Portland Public House
Tuesdays in April: A dollar per pint + a percentage of to-go beer proceeds donated to Friends of Trees!


APRIL 22 ~ EARTH DAY

9:00 a.m. ~ LIVE ~ Welcome to Earth Day! ~ Facebook
Sam & Yashar talk trees + community in the FOT tree lot!

10:00 ~ LIVE ~ Volunteer Spotlight ~ Facebook
Pablo Brito, Volunteer & Outreach Specialist, chats with an FOT volunteer about … volunteering!

10:30 ~ VIDEO~ Volunteer Spotlight ~ Instagram
Posting Pablo’s volunteer chat to IG!

11:00 ~ LIVE ~ Trees for climate change ~ Facebook
Neighborhood Trees Senior Specialist Andrew Land shares some of his vast tree knowledge, probably from the always-happening FOT tree lot

NOON ~ LIVE ~ Climate adaptive trees ~ Facebook-Eugene, Facebook-Portland
Erik tree walks + talks in the University of Oregon neighborhood planted with climate adaptive trees

1:00 p.m. ~ LIVE ~ Equitably growing the urban tree canopy ~ Facebook
Whitney chats with Dr. Vivek Shandas of PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions while strolling the Portland Memory Garden

3:00 ~ LIVE ~ Climate’s impact on trees ~ Facebook-Eugene; Facebook-Portland
Erik visits Spencer Butte in Eugene to talk about the Doug fir die-off there, due to climate change

4:00 ~ LIVE ~ Earth Day Crafting in NoPo! ~ Facebook
Whitney talks about, and crafts with, pine cones in a beautiful, tree-shaded spot in North Portland

4:30 ~ VIDEO~ Earth Day Crafting in NoPo! ~ Instagram
If you only do your crafting via IG, here you go!

5:00 ~ LIVE ~ Earth Day Sign-Off ~ Facebook
You just have to tune to find out what Whitney has in store for a sign-off surprise

5:30 ~ VIDEO ~ Earth Day Sign-Off ~ Instagram
Only do IG? Here’s your Earth Day farewell


WEEK 5 ~ WHY TREES

April 27

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in NE Portland ~ Facebook
Sam visits one of Portland’s best kept secrets, the Ainsworth Arboretum

ALL DAY~ Community Pints fundraiser: Deschutes Portland Public House
Tuesdays in April: A dollar per pint + a percentage of to-go beer proceeds donated to Friends of Trees!

April 29

NOON ~  LIVE tree walk with Taylor ~ Facebook-Eugene
FOT Eugene Tree Team superstar Taylor walks & talks among the trees at Bethel Community Park in West Eugene

April 30
ALL DAY ~ Earth Month in review ~ National Arbor Day

NOON ~ LIVE ~ Eugene tree walk ~ Facebook-Eugene
Erik talks about the trees right outside the FOT Eugene office!

1:00 ~ Earth Month highlights ~ Facebook + Instagram
Revisit some of our favorite Earth Month moments

2:00 ~ Earth Month highlights ~ Facebook+ Instagram
Revisit some more of our favorite Earth Month moments!

3:00 ~ LIVE ~ Sam signs off from a mystery location ~ Facebook
You have to tune in to find out where he’ll end Earth Month!

3:30 ~ LIVE ~ Sam signs off from a mystery location ~ Instagram
You have to tune in to find out where he’ll end Earth Month – maybe it’s different for IG!


WEEK 1 ~ WELCOME TO EARTH MONTH!

April 1

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in NE Portland: Facebook
Tree Team members Sam and Yashar visit with the street trees of the Cully neighborhood, celebrating planting trees where – and when! – we need it most.

NOON ~ LIVE tree walk in Eugene: Facebook-Eugene
Eugene Director Erik Burke walks among and talks about street trees in Springfield


WEEK 2 ~ THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS: TREE PLANTING THE FRIENDS OF TREES WAY GROWS COMMUNITY

Thank you to this week’s sponsor, Portland General Electric’s Peak Time Rebates program!

April 6

NOON ~ The Power of Partnerships: ALL CHANNELS
A video about the Blueprint Foundation-Friends of Trees partnership

4 p.m. ~ LIVE walk + talk in North Portland: Facebook
Friends of Trees Executive Director Yashar Vasef and Blueprint Foundation Program Director Jason Stroman talk about their personal connection to trees and the power of partnerships

ALL DAY~ Community Pints fundraiser: Deschutes Portland Public House
Tuesdays in April: A dollar per pint + a percentage of to-go beer proceeds donated to Friends of Trees!

April 10 ~ Oregon Arbor Day!

10 a.m. ~ LIVE tree walk in Eugene ~ Facebook-Eugene
The Eugene Tree Team plants street trees by bike in south Eugene today!

11 a.m. ~ LIVE tree walk in the Sandy River Delta ~ Facebook
Corporate & Business Relations Specialist Sam Erman walks our site at the Sandy River Delta and celebrates all the ways community comes together here

Tree walks & tree talks for you

It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year. Friends of Trees was planning to celebrate in our usual fashion: Planting trees. Together. But, like everyone, our plans changed.

We would, of course, prefer to be outside with you. But since we can’t we have some really special virtual tree treats for you.

Since trees and nature can be so comforting, the Friends of Trees staff contributed to Earth Day with some homemade tree talk videos; we’re hoping these will tide you over until we can plant trees with you again. Below is a selection of our work, you can find the entire playlist here (we’ll be adding more, so check back!).

April 22 Earth Day Party with the Tree Team – it’s virtual!

In honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary Friends of Trees is hosting a virtual, day-long celebration on our social media channels – it’s the virtual EARTH DAY PARTY WITH THE TREE TEAM! Tune in on Wednesday, April 22, beginning at 10 a.m. We’ll have Tree Talks, LIVE tree walks, and more! Here’s the schedule, and here’s the agenda for the virtual Earth Day party hosted by Friends of Trees Eugene!

TimeTopicWhere To Join
10:00Tree Talk: Friends of Trees Neighborhood Trees Specialist Andrew Lands talks about the European beech
Sponsored by J Frank Schmidt & Son
FacebookInstagramTwitter
10:30Tree Walk LIVE: Andrew (who has TONS of tree knowledge!) talks about his favorite tree – and more! – with Corporate & Business Relations Specialist Sam Erman
Sponsored by New Seasons Market
11:30Tree Talk LIVE with Timber Joey! That’s right, the Timbers’ beloved mascot Timber Joey will ask Sam his top tree questions. Not to be missed!
Sponsored by the Portland Timbers
NoonLunchtime Chat LIVE Learn about Friends of Trees’ EDI work and our Urban Forestry job training program. Sam joins Friends of Trees EDI Specialist Surabhi Mahajan for a Q & A.
Sponsored by Portland General Electric
1:30Tree Walk LIVE Sam Erman visits some trees & talks about some of the many benefits of trees
Sponsored by the Port of Portland
2:30Tree Talk Friends of Trees Green Space Specialist Hanna Dornhofer talks about the native Red flowering currant
Sponsored by Oregon Soap Company and Cafe Yumm
3:00Tree Walk LIVE Hanna is joined by Sam at a restoration site as they explore some of the native trees and shrubs we plant, and more!
Sponsored by Daimler Trucks North America / Portland Trail Blazers / Threes for Trees
4:30Tree Talk Friends of Trees Interim Executive Director Whitney Dorer visits some Giant sequoias
Sponsored by the Portland Timbers
5:00LIVE chat with Friends of Trees Interim Executive Director Whitney Dorer. Whitney shares what she loves about trees + community.
Sponsored by Portland General Electric
5:30We’ll recap Whitney’s chat  in case you missed it
Sponsored by Rigert Shade Trees

 

Facebook
Facebook

Instagram
Instagram

Twitter
Twitter

 

THANK YOU to the sponsors of the Earth Day Party with the Tree Team!

 

 

 

Earth Day Party with the Eugene Tree Team – it’s virtual!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the Eugene Tree Team – virtually!

We’ll have tree talks and LIVE tree walks + talks on our Facebook and Instagram channels, and we’ll share some of the Portland Tree Team’s events, too! Join us for #EarthDay2020 !

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMETOPICWHERE TO JOIN
10:00Tree Talk: Learn about the evergreen conifer, Cunninghamia!                 

 

10:30Tree Walk LIVE: Volunteer & Planting Specialist Taylor Glass chats about our Summer Inspector volunteer programInstagram
NoonLunchtime Chat LIVE Taylor is joined by Friends of Trees Eugene Metro Director Erik Burke for a Q & A.Instagram
2:30Tree Talk: Learn about one of our office’s favorite natives, Pacific madrone! 

Instagram

3:00Tree Walk LIVE Erik visits some trees around our office & talks about our Trees for Concrete programInstagram
4:30 *Tree Talk Friends of Trees Interim Executive Director Whitney Dorer visits some giant sequoias

> Sponsored by the Portland Timbers

 

Instagram

5:00 *LIVE chat with Friends of Trees Interim Executive Director Whitney Dorer. Whitney shares what she loves about trees + community.

> Sponsored by Portland General Electric

@friendoftrees
5:30 *We’ll recap Whitney’s chat in case you missed it

> Sponsored by Rigert Shade Trees

@friendoftrees

 

Facebook: FOT Eugene
Facebook: FOT Eugene

Instagram: FOT Eugene
Instagram: FOT Eugene

 

Thank you to our #EarthDay2020 sponsors!

Mountain Rose Herbs

 

 

 

Happy Earth Day & 75th Anniversary!

Congratulations to Collier Arbor Care for 75 Years!Friends of Trees congratulates Collier Arbor Care for taking care of trees in the Northwest for 75 years. The company’s public anniversary celebration will be on April 27, National Arbor Day.

This ad in the Living section of today’s Oregonian features Terrill Collier, his son Quentin, and their dog, Wizard.

“The trees we’re planting today will shade my family and others for generations to come. This is especially significant to us this year, as we celebrate 75 years of caring for trees in northwest communities.”

– Terrill Collier, Collier Arbor Care, Board Certified Master Arborist

Thank you, Collier Arbor Care and The Oregonian, for your generous support for Friends of Trees’ community tree-planting projects!