For The Love Of Trees Teams Up With Friends of Trees for Native Tree Care

May 28, 2019 By ,

For The Love Of Trees volunteers teamed up with Friends of Trees to care for recently planted native trees and shrubs at the City of Wilsonville’s Tranquil Park on a recent Saturday morning.

Dozens of volunteers of all ages showed up to help out at the park. The large group was broken into several work crews. After the crew leaders gave the work crews a tool safety talk and plant identification lesson, we descended on the forested area to remove piles and piles of invasive species.

By removing nearby invasive species like Himalayan blackberry (at left) and English ivy (at right) that can outcompete native plants, we are giving the young native plants a greater chance of survival in the neighborhood wooded greenway.

Volunteers for Friends of Trees have planted hundreds of thousands of trees in the Portland-Vancouver area since 1989. They plant and care for trees in neighborhoods and green spaces to improve our region’s natural environment and build community. Their planting season is typically October through April. If you are interested in volunteering with Friends of Trees, check out their website for a full calendar of events.

As an Arborist Partner of Friends of Trees, For The Love Of Trees has been involved in several of the organization’s plantings and tree care events. The mission, planning and enthusiasm of the work crews have been evident at all of them.