by Dove Hotz
The Friends of Trees annual neighborhood planting will take place Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5431 NE 20th Ave. Our planting partner will again be the awesome Vernon neighborhood. We are on track to plant approximately 250 trees this year!
It takes many hands to get all these trees in the ground, so if you want a great volunteer experience, by all means join us on planting day. We are always in need of pickup trucks and drivers. Other things to help with: registering other volunteers, preparing and serving breakfast and lunch, serving on a planting crew, and cleaning up after the event. This year we will again feature delicious soups and dishes provided by volunteers, to feed our tired and hungry crews when they get back from their plantings. Call Dove at (503) 284-7622 or e-mail Concordia@plantitportland.org to learn more.
Many thanks to Friends of Trees for all their hard work and assistance, especially our fabulous neighborhood specialist Erica Timm. Volunteers on the coordinating committee are Erica, Brittin, Jordan, Cheryl, Rebecca, and myself. Special thanks also to NW Natural for their continued support.