20 Years in Wilsonville

FOT started planting at Memorial Park in 2002

The morning sun shined on the 51 volunteers at Memorial Park during our February planting in Wilsonville. It was a special day at a familiar spot, because this planting marked the 20th anniversary of the partnership between Friends of Trees and the City of Wilsonville.

In 2002, the City of Wilsonville and Friends of Trees partnered to create native plant communities in Memorial Park. Since then, volunteers have installed thousands of native plants, shrubs and trees, reestablishing forest areas and protecting riparian zones in Wilsonville’s oldest and largest park.

“What a great day to plant,” says Michelle Yasutake, the Green Space Program Manager at Friends of Trees. “We added over 1,000 plants! It’s an awesome way to celebrate this partnership where it all started.” The newly planted native shrubs, wildflowers, and ferns will contribute to the legacy that began two decades ago.

FOT’s work in Wilsonville has expanded into the city’s neighborhoods, too. In the fall of 2021, Friends of Trees volunteers planted 112 trees during two city-wide tree planting events. On April 23, Wilsonville residents can celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at a Friends of Trees neighborhood planting, or getting their own yard or street tree.

Celebrate 30 years of trees + community with us!

a fundraiser for Friends of Trees

Wednesday, October 2
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
after-party 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with live music from the Bayou Boyz

Village Ballroom
704 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211
Reception style | Hosted food & drinks | Door prizes

Tickets: $100 each, includes:

  • Beer, wine, cider, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Dinner buffet includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options
  • After-party 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with live music from the Bayou Boyz
  • Please note that flights of stairs are required to access this venue

Questions? Please contact Kathy Armstrong at (503)467-2512 or via email.



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