On Saturday February 11th Eliot neighborhood turned a little less gray and little more greener. New trees were planted in the neighborhood at the annual Friend of Trees neighborhood planting. As has been tradition the last few years, Eliot joined Boise, Humboldt and King to plant tress in North and Northeast Portland.
Before the volunteers starting turning Portland gray to green, Charlie Hales, Friend of Trees board member, mentioned that Portland is the only city whose urban tree canopy is actually increasing. Eliot neighborhood contributed to the trend by planting 18 trees. Overall, for the entire day, nearly 200 trees were planted in the 4 neighborhoods.
This planting was the 4th year that the Timbers Army volunteered. Wearing their Portland Timbers ponderosa green and yellow gear “the army” chanted for Scot Thompson, Alumni Ambassador as he spoke at the opening rally. Timber Joey, the team mascot joined “the army”, neighbors, and other planting volunteers to make our part of the city a little bit better place to live
Special thanks to the following for providing volunteers, food and drink to make the planting a success:
and thanks all the volunteers who donated time or brought homemade yummy goodness like bread, cake, chili, and soup.