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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Friends of Trees coming to a neighborhood near you

By Sophia Kecskes


Would you like new trees planted in your neighborhood? Participate with Friends of Trees this fall to make it happen! 


The 23-year-old organization is specifically focusing on 25 target neighborhoods in North and Northeast Portland. While the cost of planting a tree ranges from $35 to $75, Friends of Trees is offering scholarships. Call (503) 595-0212 to apply. 


Costs include the price of the tree, delivery, hole digging, planting assistance, stakes, and follow-up maintenance checks. While certainly serving a good cause, neighborhood planting days are fun events too, with a neighborhood potluck to reward volunteers when the day is over. 


Neighborhoods each have one planting per year, with sign-up deadlines about five weeks before the event. For more information and to sign up for your neighborhood's planting visit the Friends of Trees website or email Andy Meeks at


Help with street trees

The Portland Observer


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