Get in on Friends of Trees’ Spring Planting

Your tree is waiting (and waiting) for you
People in more than 40 neighborhoods can still buy trees to plant at their homes this spring. If you haven’t ordered your tree yet, don’t miss this chance to make your home happier, healthier and wealthier. This slideshow on January 20 can help you choose which tree to order. Read about a new Portland study that links tree-lined neighborhoods with healthy newborns.

Be a leader this winter
If you missed our fall crew leader trainings, it’s not too late to join our team of well-loved leaders. Sign up online for our January 27 and 29 trainings.

Cyclists make a carbon negative impact
Why do planters on bicycles have so much fun? Read about Mayor Sam Adams and our December bicycling crew. Three more bicycling crews are being formed this year. You can sign up online for a cycling team on January 22, February 5, or March 5.

We planted our 400,000th tree on January 8! Read about our milestone in The Oregonian. We’ve already planted 9,595 trees and shrubs during the 2010-11 season.

Friends of Trees is excited about our new Score a Goal, Plant a Tree partnership with the Portland Timbers. The Timbers will plant a tree with us for every goal they score at a home game. Go Timbers!

Thank you, Willamette Week, for inspiring more than $1 million in donations to local nonprofits through the 2010 Give!Guide. And thank you to all who gave to us through the Give!Guide. Friends of Trees received the most donations of any group in the environmental category: $14,722!

Thank you to the following, who gave $1,000 or more this holiday season: Adidas America, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Clean Water Services, Far West Fibers, IKEA, Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation (OCF), Metro, Owens Corning, So-Hum Foundation, Charlie Swindells & Darci Holmquist, David & Christine Vernier, and Michael & Diona Wagoner.

Nearly 900 people completed our social media survey. Of those who responded, 81% use YouTube occasionally, 57% read blogs, and 13% use Twitter. What’s the most frequently used social media? Facebook! Though only 30% use Facebook occasionally, 22% use it daily and 20% use it several times a day. You can follow us on our blog, or on Facebook or Twitter.