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Gift Trees Honor Your Mother & Mother Earth

Your Green Gift Can Restore a Local Sanctuary

Honor your mother and the earth by giving Friends of Trees Gift Trees for Mother's Day. (www.FriendsofTrees.org/GiftTrees) For a donation of $35, Friends of Trees will plant a young native tree in honor of your mother and send a gift acknowledgment card in her name.

Gift Trees are planted in the Collins Sanctuary adjacent to Forest Park during one of two annual Gift Tree plantings. All who give or receive Gift Trees for Mother’s Day this year will be invited to the next Gift Tree planting this fall. A Gift Tree costs $35, and a Gift Grove of six young native trees costs $100.

In addition to slowing climate change and reducing air and water pollution, Gift Trees restore the Collins Sanctuary, a legacy from the Collins Family Foundation to Portland area residents. First given to the Oregon Parks Foundation, the land was purchased by Metro in 2008. Now, through Friends of Trees’ partnership with Metro and the Audubon Society of Portland, the sanctuary is being restored.

Friends of Trees’ Gift Trees program is part of its Green Space Initiative, a program that guides volunteers in restoring green spaces throughout the Portland-Vancouver metro area. Friends of Trees’ Neighborhood Trees program offers high-quality street and yard trees at bargain prices and helps neighbors plant their trees together at weekend community events.

Since 1989, Friends of Trees’ thousands of volunteers have planted more than 390,000 trees and native plants. To learn more or to order Gift Trees, visit www.FriendsofTrees.org/GiftTrees or call Melissa at 503-282-8846 ext. 23.