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 !







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! 


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



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

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

> Sponsored by Rigert Shade Trees



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Facebook: FOT Eugene

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Instagram: FOT Eugene


Thank you to our #EarthDay2020 sponsors!

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Portland Timbers 2013 Dribble Oregon tour & tree plantings

Timbers' Eric Brunner placing a tag on a tree planted in honor of his goal for Timbers-FOT "Score a Goal, Plant a Tree" (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Timbers defender Eric Brunner adds a tag to the tree planted with Friends of Trees last winter in honor of his goal (Craig Mitchelldyer)

This Saturday the Portland Timbers will launch the team’s second annual tour across Oregon and SW Washington. Hosted with Timbers Founding Partner JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, the Dribble Oregon tour will include youth soccer clinics, meetings with fans, and tree plantings with Timbers Pillar Partner Friends of Trees.

Dribble Oregon begins in Vancouver, WA on Jan. 5. Timbers players Brent Richards and Ryan Kawulok, team mascot Timber Joey, and members of the Timbers Army Northern Alliance will plant a dozen trees with Friends of Trees and Vancouver Urban Forestry. The planting begins at 1:30 pm at 2204 Wahclellah Avenue in the Meadow Homes neighborhood.

“It’s a full day of fun-filled events and we are proud to help bring the Portland Timbers to a community near you,” said Bill Hueffner, Director of Development & Professional Relations for JELD-WEN.Read More

Friends of Trees Eugene to kick off planting season on Oct. 27

Rob Adams Park Planting 2011
Young planter at Rob Adams Park at first FOT Eugene planting (Marion Forgatch)

Friends of Trees Eugene will kick off the 2012-13 planting season on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a tree planting from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Rob Adams Park, 890 Mountaingate Drive, Springfield. The planting is the second phase of a collaboration between Friends of Trees and Willamalane Park and Recreation to restore the park. In 2011, community volunteers planted 262 trees. This year, volunteers will plant 275 native conifers.

Rob Adams Park Planting 2011
Seedlings carried by bike to Rob Adams Park for FOT Eugene planting (Marion Forgatch)

People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join the planting. No pre-registration is required, and gloves, tools, guidance and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers are expected from Springfield, Eugene, Friends of Trees, Willamalane Park and Recreation, and the University of Oregon.

The park is named for Rob Adams, a dedicated member of the Willamalane Board of Directors for more than 20 years, and is located in the Thurston area of Springfield.

Originally a rock quarry, the park now connects to a hiking trail and is managed by Willamalane Park and Recreation District as part of the Mountaingate development in Springfield’s southeast hills.

For more information, please call Friends of Trees’ Eugene Director Erik Burke at 541-632-3683.

Eugene & Springfield winter newsletter

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Download the Winter 2012 FOT Eugene Newsletter here.

“Another beautiful winter is nearing its end. Alder catkins are releasing their pollen. Across the city, trees’ leafless forms stand out against winter skies. I love this time of year and the anticipation of spring. The bustle of the holidays and the typically wet months of November and December are behind us, as is our coldest month of January, and one can feel the sunlight strengthening. The leaves of camas and other bulbs are rising from the ground, and buds are swelling.

“I believe 2012 will be an especially productive year for Friends of Trees, and I am grateful to all who helped build Eugene Tree Foundation and bring Friends of Trees to where it is today. …

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Eugene planting was tree-mendous!

Friends of Trees Eugene Kickoff, Oct. 22, 2011
Volunteers sign in at FOT Eugene kickoff & EWEB centennial planting (Lorna Baldwin)

By Whitney Dorer

On October 20, three Portland staff crammed into a Friends of Trees truck with all of our gear and energy and took off for the unknown.

Through skits and demonstrations, we trained 21 Crew Leaders, who will help out at planting events throughout the Eugene season. When asked why they volunteer, one trainee responded, “Why not?”

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