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Scenes From Our First 20 Years
Founding Board Member Beth Stout & Founder Richard Seidman
Young planters, January 1990
Early Friends of Trees staffers Executive Director Richard Seidman, Development Director David Manhart, & Program Director...
Metro Councilor Ed Washington (now a Friends of Trees board member) & Mayor Vera Katz, 1994
Richard Seidman, Strong Roots, 1996
First Year of Seed the Future Campaign   (Photo by Julie Keefe)
From left, Board Member Barb Scharff, Executive Director  Lin Harmon-Walker, PGE’s Wayne Lei & Dave Johnson
John Ciminello, Starlight Parade 1996
Mary Harrell in Starlight Parade, 1996
Grand Floral Parade 1996
Max Grover, designer of Seed the Future artwork, signing poster for Wayne Lei, 1996   (Photo by Linda Kliewer)
 
 
 
 
 
Malia Robinson, March 20, 1997   (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
End of Season 1997: Portland City Forester Brian McNerney, back left; U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, back center; Lin H...
Starlight Parade 1998: from left, Former Board Member Mike Reid, Mary Harrell, City Commissioner Jim Francesconi  & longti...
Woodlawn-Piedmont Planting, February 1999
Earth Day 1999
Overlook Planting, 2000: Longtime Volunteer & Former Board Member Jim Gersbach on left
Planting 144,000 th  tree of Seed the Future Campaign. From left, City Commissioner Jim Francesconi, Neighborhood Trees Ma...
Mission Accomplished: 144,000 th  tree is planted. From left,  Chad Honl, Mary Harrell, Wayne Lei, Executive Director Jane...
 
End of Seed the Future Celebration, April 12, 2001 Friends of Trees exceeded 144,000 goal, planting 157,000 trees.
Planting Tree of Hope in memory of those lost on 9-11, Fall 2001
Kelly School Planting, Springwater Corridor, 2000
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2002   (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Youth TreeCorps, 2002
Crew Leader Training, 2002
Gift Tree Planting, Memorial Park, Wilsonville, 2003 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Yard Tree Giveaway, 2003 Longtime Volunteer Karen Williams in center
Trillium Creek
Montavilla Neighborhood, 2003
Mt. Tabor Planting, 2004 (Photo by Mandy Green)
Gift Tree Planting, 2005 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Natural Area Restoration Staffers Ryan Durocher & Anil Devnani accept Clark County Sammy Award, 2004
Jim Gersbach giving tour of NE Ainsworth Linear Arboretum, 2004   (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Resting after restoration at Three Creeks, Clackamas
Executive Director Scott Fogarty backing to the edge at Opal Creek Wilderness during staff retreat 2005
Ecoroof Spearheaded by Ryan Durocher First planting on left, 2005 – Replanting on right, 2009
Fun Run 2006: Winner David Terris, & event organizer & current Board Vice President Paul Garrahan   (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Vancouver Crew Leader Training, 2008
Staff Retreat at Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, 2009
Verde Partners & Neighborhood Trees Manager Whitney Dorer, 2008
I-205 & Montavilla Neighborhood, Jan. 2009   (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Green Space Specialist Betsy Lattig with volunteers, 2009
Outside In Partners, Summer 2009
Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Grey to Green Initiative Partners Canvassing Team, 2009
Neighborhood Trees Specialist Elizabeth Elbel in 1989, second from left, third row down. Boise-Eliot Principal & Founding ...
Nov. 6, 2009 Oregonian story about the tree Friends of Trees helped Elizabeth and her classmates plant 20 years ago
Board Member Nancy Buley with U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer at National Arbor Day Foundation Conference in Portland, No...
Friends of Trees’ New Web Site, created by Chijo Takeda,  Dogpaw Studio, Fall 2009
Before & After Green Space Initiative
Memorial Park Gift Tree Planting 2003   (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Memorial Park, 2009
Memorial Park Gift Tree Planting 2003
Memorial Park, 2009
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, 2003  Springwater Corridor
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Summer Caretaking 2003
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, 2009
Springwater Corridor off SE Foster, 2002
Springwater Corridor off SE Foster, 2009
Spring Mountain, Clackamas, 2009 When we planted in 2003, the area was devoid of vegetation and a thick jute matting was i...
Spring Mountain, 2009
Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge, 2000
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2002 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Gift Tree Planting, 2003   (Photo by Mark DuBose)
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009
Before & After Neighborhood Trees
Woodstock Library, 1991
Woodstock Library, 2009
Bridlemile Elementary, 2003
Bridlemile Elementary, 2009
Goose Hollow, 2007 (before)
Goose Hollow, 2007 (after)
Goose Hollow, 2007 (before)
Goose Hollow, 2007 (after)
Goose Hollow, 2007 (before)
Goose Hollow, 2007 (after)
Mississippi Ave., 2002 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
Mississippi Ave., 2009
Alameda Elementary School Planting, 1994
Alameda Elementary School, 2009
Alberta Street (before)
Alberta Street (after)
SE Stark Street, after planting in 2008
Mary Harrell with 144,000 th  tree, 2009
Armstrong & Hedge Maples planted in 1995 4274 SE Morrison
Chancellor Lindens planted in 1995 3114 SE 19th Ave.
Flowering Ashes planted in 1996  2542 SE 33rd Ave.
Hedge Maple planted in 1996 2302 SE 37 th  Ave.
Maples planted 1989 1932 NE Ridgewood Dr.
Maple planted in 1989  2514 NE Mason
Thundercloud Plums planted in 1990 1808 NE Knott
Sugar Maple planted in 1995  4111 E. Burnside
Sugar Maple planted in 1995
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20 Years Part I - History - Before & After Trees

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Part I of Friends of Trees' 20th anniversary slide show includes scenes from the nonprofit's 20-year history as well as before and after images spanning 20 years.

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20 Years Part I - History - Before & After Trees

  1. 1. Scenes From Our First 20 Years
  2. 2. Founding Board Member Beth Stout & Founder Richard Seidman
  3. 3. Young planters, January 1990
  4. 4. Early Friends of Trees staffers Executive Director Richard Seidman, Development Director David Manhart, & Program Director Mary Rose Navarro
  5. 5. Metro Councilor Ed Washington (now a Friends of Trees board member) & Mayor Vera Katz, 1994
  6. 6. Richard Seidman, Strong Roots, 1996
  7. 7. First Year of Seed the Future Campaign (Photo by Julie Keefe)
  8. 8. From left, Board Member Barb Scharff, Executive Director Lin Harmon-Walker, PGE’s Wayne Lei & Dave Johnson
  9. 9. John Ciminello, Starlight Parade 1996
  10. 10. Mary Harrell in Starlight Parade, 1996
  11. 11. Grand Floral Parade 1996
  12. 12. Max Grover, designer of Seed the Future artwork, signing poster for Wayne Lei, 1996 (Photo by Linda Kliewer)
  13. 18. Malia Robinson, March 20, 1997 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  14. 19. End of Season 1997: Portland City Forester Brian McNerney, back left; U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, back center; Lin Harmon-Walker to his left; Charlie Hales, front & center (Photo by Linda Kliewer)
  15. 20. Starlight Parade 1998: from left, Former Board Member Mike Reid, Mary Harrell, City Commissioner Jim Francesconi & longtime float-builder Bobbi Waggoner
  16. 21. Woodlawn-Piedmont Planting, February 1999
  17. 22. Earth Day 1999
  18. 23. Overlook Planting, 2000: Longtime Volunteer & Former Board Member Jim Gersbach on left
  19. 24. Planting 144,000 th tree of Seed the Future Campaign. From left, City Commissioner Jim Francesconi, Neighborhood Trees Manager Chad Honl, and City Commissioner Charlie Hales
  20. 25. Mission Accomplished: 144,000 th tree is planted. From left, Chad Honl, Mary Harrell, Wayne Lei, Executive Director Jane Foreman, Barb Scharff. Jim Francesconi center right, Charlie Hales far right.
  21. 27. End of Seed the Future Celebration, April 12, 2001 Friends of Trees exceeded 144,000 goal, planting 157,000 trees.
  22. 28. Planting Tree of Hope in memory of those lost on 9-11, Fall 2001
  23. 29. Kelly School Planting, Springwater Corridor, 2000
  24. 30. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2002 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  25. 31. Youth TreeCorps, 2002
  26. 32. Crew Leader Training, 2002
  27. 33. Gift Tree Planting, Memorial Park, Wilsonville, 2003 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  28. 34. Yard Tree Giveaway, 2003 Longtime Volunteer Karen Williams in center
  29. 35. Trillium Creek
  30. 36. Montavilla Neighborhood, 2003
  31. 37. Mt. Tabor Planting, 2004 (Photo by Mandy Green)
  32. 38. Gift Tree Planting, 2005 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  33. 39. Natural Area Restoration Staffers Ryan Durocher & Anil Devnani accept Clark County Sammy Award, 2004
  34. 40. Jim Gersbach giving tour of NE Ainsworth Linear Arboretum, 2004 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  35. 41. Resting after restoration at Three Creeks, Clackamas
  36. 42. Executive Director Scott Fogarty backing to the edge at Opal Creek Wilderness during staff retreat 2005
  37. 43. Ecoroof Spearheaded by Ryan Durocher First planting on left, 2005 – Replanting on right, 2009
  38. 44. Fun Run 2006: Winner David Terris, & event organizer & current Board Vice President Paul Garrahan (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  39. 45. Vancouver Crew Leader Training, 2008
  40. 46. Staff Retreat at Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, 2009
  41. 47. Verde Partners & Neighborhood Trees Manager Whitney Dorer, 2008
  42. 48. I-205 & Montavilla Neighborhood, Jan. 2009 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  43. 49. Green Space Specialist Betsy Lattig with volunteers, 2009
  44. 50. Outside In Partners, Summer 2009
  45. 51. Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Grey to Green Initiative Partners Canvassing Team, 2009
  46. 52. Neighborhood Trees Specialist Elizabeth Elbel in 1989, second from left, third row down. Boise-Eliot Principal & Founding Board Member Betty Campbell, third from left, bottom row.
  47. 53. Nov. 6, 2009 Oregonian story about the tree Friends of Trees helped Elizabeth and her classmates plant 20 years ago
  48. 54. Board Member Nancy Buley with U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer at National Arbor Day Foundation Conference in Portland, Nov. 9-11, 2009
  49. 55. Friends of Trees’ New Web Site, created by Chijo Takeda, Dogpaw Studio, Fall 2009
  50. 56. Before & After Green Space Initiative
  51. 57. Memorial Park Gift Tree Planting 2003 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  52. 58. Memorial Park, 2009
  53. 59. Memorial Park Gift Tree Planting 2003
  54. 60. Memorial Park, 2009
  55. 61. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, 2003 Springwater Corridor
  56. 62. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Summer Caretaking 2003
  57. 63. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, 2009
  58. 64. Springwater Corridor off SE Foster, 2002
  59. 65. Springwater Corridor off SE Foster, 2009
  60. 66. Spring Mountain, Clackamas, 2009 When we planted in 2003, the area was devoid of vegetation and a thick jute matting was installed to stabilize the bank and hold the soil in place. Friends of Trees planted in and around the jute matting with bare root and live stake plants. Many of those plants are now the trees we see that are 12 feet or more in height!  - Logan Lauvray, Green Space Manager
  61. 67. Spring Mountain, 2009
  62. 68. Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge, 2000
  63. 69. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009
  64. 70. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2002 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  65. 71. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009
  66. 72. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Gift Tree Planting, 2003 (Photo by Mark DuBose)
  67. 73. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009
  68. 74. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009
  69. 75. Before & After Neighborhood Trees
  70. 76. Woodstock Library, 1991
  71. 77. Woodstock Library, 2009
  72. 78. Bridlemile Elementary, 2003
  73. 79. Bridlemile Elementary, 2009
  74. 80. Goose Hollow, 2007 (before)
  75. 81. Goose Hollow, 2007 (after)
  76. 82. Goose Hollow, 2007 (before)
  77. 83. Goose Hollow, 2007 (after)
  78. 84. Goose Hollow, 2007 (before)
  79. 85. Goose Hollow, 2007 (after)
  80. 86. Mississippi Ave., 2002 (Photo by Chijo Takeda)
  81. 87. Mississippi Ave., 2009
  82. 88. Alameda Elementary School Planting, 1994
  83. 89. Alameda Elementary School, 2009
  84. 90. Alberta Street (before)
  85. 91. Alberta Street (after)
  86. 92. SE Stark Street, after planting in 2008
  87. 93. Mary Harrell with 144,000 th tree, 2009
  88. 94. Armstrong & Hedge Maples planted in 1995 4274 SE Morrison
  89. 95. Chancellor Lindens planted in 1995 3114 SE 19th Ave.
  90. 96. Flowering Ashes planted in 1996 2542 SE 33rd Ave.
  91. 97. Hedge Maple planted in 1996 2302 SE 37 th Ave.
  92. 98. Maples planted 1989 1932 NE Ridgewood Dr.
  93. 99. Maple planted in 1989 2514 NE Mason
  94. 100. Thundercloud Plums planted in 1990 1808 NE Knott
  95. 101. Sugar Maple planted in 1995 4111 E. Burnside
  96. 102. Sugar Maple planted in 1995

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