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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Friends of Trees here would be a stellar organization if its accomplishments were a tenth of what they have been. The average non-profit would be proud of enlisting one tenth their number of working volunteers, and any organization that planted one tenth as many trees would be considered a rousing success.

Many organizations have studied the concepts of "flat" and "agile" and tried to implement them, but Friends of Trees here eats and breathes them. For that reason they run circles around everybody else with a fraction of the resources.

From professional study, I know that there is no more important environmental remedy for cities than creating a lush tree canopy --nothing better for urban and global warming, air quality or water quality.

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

...every time I walk my dogs, I pass dozens and dozens of trees that probably wouldn't be there without their work.

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

...give them a small team of project management types to get more trees on commercial property.

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