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Friends of Trees
March 22, 2011

I am a crew leader for the Neighborhood Trees program. This means I spend four or five Saturdays planting about a dozen trees. This experience never fails to make me happy. You would think the focus would be on the trees, greening the city and reducing global warming. But actually, the best part is getting to know the folks I am planting with, finding out why they decided to volunteer and what their life is about. Portland, Oregon is a big city, but this is the greatest way I have found to find new connections with others. I love to see neighbors who didn't know each other, become friends by the end of the planting. Then we go back to where we started and have a great lunch, prepared by other volunteers. In the end, the trees get in the ground, and everyone is excited to watch how they grow.

The Great!

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

Planting trees and seeing how they grow

Ways to make it better...

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

Have more money to be able to do more

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteer Crew Leader planting trees in city neighborhoods.