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
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






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




Paperless bills = less clutter, more trees

PGE Family Planting with FOT

If you’re a Portland General Electric customer, and you switch to the PGE Paperless Bill option between February 1 and March 15, 2012, you’ll reduce paper clutter, simplify your life, and help plant trees!

PGE will donate $1 in your honor to Friends of Trees.

PGE will notify you by email each month when your bill is ready to view online. Past bills are stored online, too, for easy review. It’s simple, secure, and sustainable. You can also pay your bill online!

Sign up here for Paperless Bill.

Thank you for reducing paper use and supporting Friends of Trees. And thank you, PGE, for leaving a legacy with your generous support over the years.

Above is a photo of a PGE employee’s family planting with Friends of Trees in Forest Park.

FOT is honored by Public Relations Society of America

I think that I shall never see
a poem as lovely as a tree–

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against a volunteer in a safety vest

A tree producing oxygen all day
Will leave a legacy that’s here to stay

Planting a tree is an amazing sensation
Improving the urban canopy of this stumptown nation

Friends of Trees is a group that’s growing
Deftly using communications to help its sowing

With a PR campaign that calls us to action
Bringing communities together with great satisfaction

“Plant it Portland” takes us from “grey to green”
Using social media and the YouTube screen

With story placements, blogs and tweets
Even their Facebook page is sweet

Yes, I think that I shall never see
A nonprofit as PR savvy as Friends of Trees

Poems are made by fools like me
But you too can plant a tree

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