Friends Of Trees

Rating: 4.96 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 3117 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland OR 97212 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: 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  

Friends of Trees in Portland, Oregon engages adult community members and youth in their own neighborhoods, trains them to train leaders in other neighborhoods, facilitates planting of street trees, and does other valuable restoration work in the metropolitan area.

This is cost effective for the city, reduces storm water, reduces homeowner cooling costs, and has spillover effects through ongoing civic engagement of community members in other areas.

FOT also sponsors, organizes and otherwise supports educational events and speakers on related topics.

It's amazing how something as simple as planting trees has so many economic and social benefits. Top 5 best non-profits in the city for sure.

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Get the ED a decent haircut. JK. They could probably do more with more funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with Friends of Trees, off and on, since its founding in 1989. I still volunteer once or twice a year, despite my advancing age and physical limitations. I'm always impressed with how well organized the planting events are. Planting of trees is the most visible benefit of their work, but the bringing together of people in the neighborhood is even more important.

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My neighbor added trees to her yard.

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