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December 2016
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13,000 trees, 2,500 volunteers ... and more to come
 

In the two months since planting season began in October we have planted more than 13,000 trees and native plants–13,000!

When mature, 13,000 trees will absorb the CO2 from 400,000 miles of driving, provide enough oxygen for 52,000 people for one year ... and more!

Find out more about how helpful trees are here. And check out this site where you can calculate how many trees could offset your personal carbon footprint.

13,000 trees are now in the ground thanks to the help of 2,600 volunteers, dozens of planting sponsors & business supporters, thousands of donors, and a pretty incredible staff.

If you haven't yet made it to a planting this season, not to worry, there are plenty more! Visit our planting calendar to find just the right event for you, your family, your co-workers. We look forward to planting with you!

 

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Get to know our partners: POIC
"Friends of Trees' Crew Leader training program for POIC students creates a sense of community for our youth who are often disconnected from the greater community." Leigh Rappaport, POIC Program Manager.

Based in North Portland's Rosemary Anderson High School, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center is a nonprofit that provides at-risk youth with high school education and connects them with career training, including partnering with Friends of Trees.

POIC students participate in a number of Friends of Trees activities, about 20 this planting season. Activities include classroom work on identifying plants and plant selection, but most of the work is outside. Friend of Trees trains POIC students in all aspects of a planting event: site-selection, site-prep, proper planting and staking. Additionally, POIC students train to be Crew Leaders, key leadership roles among FOT volunteers.

"The program creates a sense of belonging to something larger than themselves," Leigh says. "The students feel that they're doing something important by helping volunteers learn how to plant trees–and they're also learning a lot about trees."

Tree cheers for POIC!

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'Tis Always the Season
for Trees

But this is Give!Guide season, so it's the best season to make a donation!

Be on the lookout throughout December for special Give!Guide days that come with amazing incentives—including vintage Friends of Trees tees + a very desirable FOT package.

 
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When you give to Friends of Trees by December 31, HOTLIPS Pizza will give you a FREE SLICE (gifts of $10+) and Hopworks Urban Brewery adds a PINT (gifts of $35+ for the first 250 donors). They love trees, too!
 
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Your generosity makes our place great. Thank you!

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Trees Are Great Gifts!
 
Give the gift of empowerment and hope this season. Dedicate a tree, or several, to your friends and family and Friends of Trees will invite you to a special tree-planting in March at the beautiful Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge.

The deadline for seasonal gift orders is December 21order today!

 

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Get Involved!

  • Volunteer with us to plant trees and grow healthy communities. Upcoming planting events are in King City, Durham, Gresham, SE Portland and Vancouver. See our Planting Calendar for details and more events. All ages welcome, no experience necessary!
  • What's involved with volunteering? Find out here!
  • Need a tree? We can help you in just three easy steps.
  • Calling all tree enthusiasts! Portland's Urban Forestry is hosting a discussion series throughout town dedicated to promoting tree education. Next up on Dec. 17: Selecting Trees for Your Home, held at Zenger FarmMore info.



 
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