With the support of community volunteers, we coordinate tree planting events across the Willamette Valley, the Portland-Metro, and Southwest Washington from October to April. Find the location that works for you; learn more about leadership roles; discover opportunities for employee team-building events; find out about other ways you can volunteer with us; and check out our season planting calendar. There’s a role for everyone to make our communities greener and healthier for all!
Service hours? Youth volunteer guidelines? Find answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section, it covers common questions about group options, what to wear, youth volunteers, and more. Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Concerns about accessibility? Many of our events have varying levels of accessibility, learn more about accessible events here.
Friends of Trees will always strive to be a welcoming and safe place for everyone, regardless of age, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, political views or economic status. Learn about our commitment to equity and inclusion.
We look forward to planting trees with you! Please email us with any questions or for more information.
Need an employee team-building event?
Friends of Trees has private volunteer events for work groups where your team can work together to plant or care for trees in natural areas in the Portland Metro region.
End of planting season volunteer appreciation!1238 Lincoln St, Eugene, OR 97401, USAMay 20, 2022
Thank you all so much for your support this season! We couldn't have done it without you. We hope you'll be able to join us for an outdoor get together on May 20th in the FOT office backyard at 1238 Lincoln St in Eugene (MAP).
Feel free to bring a friend or family! Board games and yard games are encouraged too. We have a few folding chairs available, but if you have a camping/folding chair or a picnic blanket that would make it even easier for folks to have places to sit, relax, and chat about trees together!
Questions or concerns? Feel free to reach out via email [email protected] or by phone at 541-632-3683.
FULL - Tree Pruning Workshop (Wilsonville, OR)To be determinedJune 4, 2022
Due to popular interest (yay for people interested in tree-pruning skills!), this workshop is now full and closed. We'll start planting again in October and update this online calendar in late August -- we hope to see you then!
Remember back in February '21 when the massive ice storm left so much tree destruction in its wake? Did you know that proper structural pruning when a tree is young is a tool you can use to help mitigate major tree failures from wind and ice storms?
Thanks to funding through the Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Grant, FOT is offering two free young-tree structural pruning workshops! This is the second, the second (the first was back in Oct '21). These workshops will teach you how to identify pruning needs, how and when to prune trees, how to use different tools (no chainsaws!), and more.
"What will the training be like?" Participants will learn from and practice alongside FOT staff and experienced FOT pruning volunteers as they prune young trees throughout the City of Wilsonville. Participants will also receive educational materials that provide more information on basic pruning techniques, how structural pruning can be used to improve tree resiliency, and the importance of young tree care and a healthy urban forest.
What about Covid-19? Friends of Trees continue to take safety very seriously and are using the following precautions at this time:
- We are requiring that all people at our events are fully-vaccinated (with the exception of those who are ineligible such as youth younger than 5).
- All volunteers and staff wear a properly fitted mask to the event introductions. After crews split off and are more spread out pruning, those who prefer are welcome to remove their masks as long as they can remain 6'+ apart.
- If you feel unwell within a week of the event, please cancel your volunteer registration.
- FOT is committed to limiting the risk of exposure for our volunteers and staff in every possible way while continuing to prune, plant, and bring people together safely outdoors. For a full list of our Covid-19 protocol, please see our Volunteer FAQ page.
Any questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to the Volunteer & Outreach team: [email protected] We hope to prune with you soon!