Friends of Trees

Rating: 4.96 stars   24 reviews


3117 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland OR 97212 USA


Friends of Trees inspires community stewardship of our urban forest by bringing people in the Portland-Vancouver area together to plant and care for city trees and urban natural areas.


Friends of Trees has planted over 400,000 trees.

Geographic areas served:

Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA Metro Area

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I bought two (very reasonably priced) trees from FOT for my parking strip. This involved some special steps, and the organization helped me all along the way to get them done! FOT arrived on time on the day designated and planted my trees. I volunteered afterward in the kitchen at the site where volunteers met for lunch. I met some great neighbors I didn't even know I had. My trees are blooming now. It was a great experiene over all!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

I really love what Friends of Trees does. I gave my brother a gift tree for Christmas this year and I enjoy all the wonderful trees all over Portland that Friends of Trees and their hard working volunteers have planted. Having more trees makes my bike ride along the I-5 multi-use path so much more enjoyable, and my neighborhood has trees filling in dead space, with the Friends of Trees tags fluttering in the wind! They are a great, hard working bunch, thank you Friends of Trees, thank you for making my air more breathable and our communities more beautiful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The multi-use path along I-5 is far more enjoyable to ride along thanks to Friends of Trees, their hard working volunteers and all the new shrubs and trees they planted!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make them more green, but I'm not sure if that's possible!! They do such a great job already... maybe they could get bio-diesel trucks?

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Rating: 5 stars  

I ordered two trees from Friends of Trees and honestly had an amazing experience throughout the process. From the great website, to the volunteer who came to our house to tell us what trees would go good where and the emails reminding us what to expect made it a very positive experience! The day of the plant I was unable to volunteer because of a lack of childcare BUT when the volunteers showed up to plant our trees I was able to help out and everyone seemed to be having a great time! One mother brought her 6 year old whose job it was to "stomp the dirt in"! I was able to meet two neighbors whom I had seen around but it gave us a chance to actually talk and create community. I know wave and say hi every time I walk the dogs past their homes. Now a month later both my trees are doing great, and are daily reminders of such a great experience. I can't wait until they come back to our neighborhood! I am going to order some more fruit trees.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

North Portland.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing! Really smooth process and well organized.

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