We will be planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs and removing invasive species including Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy at this special gem of a site — and your help is what makes this community planting possible! RSVPs kindly requested.
In addition to the planting activities at the Columbia Children’s Arboretum, we’ll also be planting a handful of large-stock trees in the adjacent East Columbia neighborhood. If you live in East Columbia and are interested in receiving a tree, please order trees here.
Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast treats and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts promptly at 9:00am. We provide gloves, tools, and guidance, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes or boots – and be ready to have fun!
How do I register? All individuals and groups are kindly asked to RSVP to save your spot(s) by filling out our quick Registration Form. Registration is highly recommended but not required.
Under age 18? A signed youth waiver is required for you to volunteer. We ask that youth 15 years and younger are accompanied by an adult.
Friends of Trees is excited to partner with Portland OIC, Portland Parks & Recreation, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Friends of the Columbia Children’s Arboretum with support from the Port of Portland, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Metro, and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation to restore a part of one of NE Portland’s “hidden gems”: the Columbia Children’s Arboretum.
Please contact Jenny, Pablo, and Carey at (503) 595-0213 if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Thank you to our event sponsor, Port of Portland!