Besides cleaning our air and water, trees keep us cool, fight climate change and make our communities stronger, smarter, happier and healthier. That’s why The Nature Conservancy and Friends of Trees have partnered up to plant trees in and around the Portland metro area. Through the strength of partnership and collective action, we have the power to make positive change. Now all we need is you!
More Trees, Please!
Join the movement today.
By volunteering to plant a tree and using your vote to create parks and protect nature, you can play an important role in greening our city, strengthening community and fighting climate change. Everyone's individual actions will add up to make a big impact.
There are as many benefits of trees as there are kinds. Here are just a few to keep in mind the next time you see one—or trip over a root!
Trees keep us cool
Our urban tree canopy keeps us comfortable, especially during heat waves. The bigger the canopy, the better.
Trees protect us from climate change
Trees help fight climate change by absorbing and storing vast amounts of carbon. Planting more trees is one of the best actions you can take to mitigate climate change's effects.
Trees build communities
Trees bring people together. Since Friends of Trees was founded in 1989, thousands of volunteers in 120+ neighborhoods in 6 counties across two states have planted 900,000+ trees.
Trees keep us healthy
Trees clean, cool and store our drinking water. They filter the air we breathe and absorb harmful toxins (data shows areas with more trees have improved air quality).
Trees make us smarter
Recent studies have shown that planting more trees in schoolyards may have a substantial, positive effect on students’ test scores, as well as their long-term academic success.
We’re tree people—in case you haven’t noticed. For decades, we’ve been fighting to protect our trees and increase their numbers with the help of people just like you. Please take a moment to explore where we’ve been and what we’re doing.
To improve the health of our city and planet, we need all hands on deck. That’s why The Nature Conservancy and Friends of Trees have joined forces. We’re proud of our partnership, the trees we’re planting and the people and communities we’re uniting.
Now all we need is you!