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 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


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