Planting trees…all together now!

It’s kind of addictive…got the whole family out today, including the kids’ cousin Holly visiting from Washington to help Friends of Trees plant 200 trees in the NE Portland neighborhoods of Concordia and Vernon.

The group was addressed by Congressman Earl Blumenhauer.


Here we are, pounding stakes, sticking labels, and watering trees:




And don’t forget a very important part of the day’s events: FOOD!


I can’t say that I turned my sons into converts today, but I know they will see the trees they planted around the corner and down a few blocks and remember being part of the effort.  I trust that over time, they will draw meaning from the experience.

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