Interview: Friends of Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — The group Friends of Trees is turning 25 years old. And guess who gets the gift? You can. The nonprofit is offering a variety of street trees for just $25. It’s for residents in Portland, Vancouver, Salem and Eugene. Jennifer Killian, the group’s volunteer programs manager, joined us on KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

Group Waters Trees Around Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — An organization is out and about in the Eugene and Springfield area, after branching out of its home office in Portland. Friends of Trees has helped plant and water trees all over the area. Wednesday, it stopped at Irving Elementary in Eugene to help water some trees with students who helped plant … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Trees Planted Near Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people came out on Saturday to help beautify an empty stretch of land in west Eugene that hundreds of people drive by every day. About 100 volunteers turned out for the event, coordinated by Friends with Trees. They planted 211 new trees and shrubs on the land, which runs along … Continue reading »

Friends of Trees Seeks Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — A group in Eugene will be planting hundreds of trees and anyone’s welcome to join. Friends of Trees is teaming up with ODOT to plant 207 trees and shrubs along a path near the west Eugene wetlands. They say it’s all in an effort to help clean the water that flows into … Continue reading »