Free Trees for FoPo

Tree plantingYou may have already been solicited by Friends of Trees.  Or maybe you haven’t, because you assumed that knocking on the door was Comcast or some sketch ball seeing what hours of the day you’re typically home.  If you were lucky enough to catch the tree mongers–otherwise known as Friends of Trees, also known as Portland Purveyor of Trees and general canopy-builders–you’d know that residents of Foster-Powell are in for a little treat this year: free trees.  Correction: free tree.  Only one.  Still, that’s at least a $35 cost saved for you…and a whole ecosystem saved for everyone else.

So get one.

Here’s the rundown from one of our readers/neighbor/tree person, Jennifer Karps:


“I’d love help getting the word out that Friends of Trees is giving Foster Powell extra love this year in the form of free street trees! Fo Po residents can sign up at the FOT website ( After an inspection to determine planting potential, you get to order your free street trees. In January, neighbors get together and plant each other’s trees. It’s awesome!”

Make it happen, folks.

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5 Responses to Free Trees for FoPo

  1. Spiffy says:

    they knocked on my door, but I saw a clipboard so I didn’t answer… they left a flyer for the free tree… unfortunately the planting strip next to the street has been filled in with cement, so no trees for us… but I’d be happy to let them rip up the cement, I doubt the owner would care, or even notice…

  2. Jennifer Karps says:

    Thanks for spreading the word about the free trees! By the way, you are not limited to one free street tree–you’re only limited by the number of street tree planting locations the city identifies next to your property. If the city inspector marks ten spaces, you can get ten free trees! I wish I could say Friends of Trees would remove concrete, too, but I don’t think they can afford that.

  3. Good to know. Thanks for the clarification.

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