Tree for All is a community partnership of cities, nonprofits, farmers, and volunteers who are working together to enhance the health, economy, and ecology of the Tualatin River Watershed. A number of the Plan’s Implementation Stewards are also Tree for All partners.
How is your organization working toward implementing goals in the 2035 Community Plan?
Tree for All’s focus is on the Resource Conservation Objectives: Enhanced understanding, protected/enhanced assets, and human/wildlife health. We’re best known for our tree planting campaigns. (One year, for example, partners set the audacious goal of planting 1 million trees in 1 year, only to end up getting more than 2 million trees and native plants in the ground.) Partners are also very active in bird and amphibian monitoring and environmental education. In addition, Tree for All partners such as Clean Water Services and the City of Hillsboro make major contributions in related areas, including resource recovery, water resources management, renewable energy and sustainable development.
All across Hillsboro and Washington County, people and wildlife are experiencing the impact of Tree for All, from parks and natural areas such as Jackson Bottom Wetlands and Noble Woods, to community gathering places such as M&M Market and Rock Creek at PCC, to urban streams, including Beaverton Creek at Quatama and Rock Creek Trail.
How can people get involved or volunteer with your organization?
The Tree for All volunteer calendar collects opportunities with partner organizations. You can learn to plant trees, remove invasive vegetation, care for native plants, monitor wildlife and take other practical, hands-on steps to bring Mother Nature back. Explore the possibilities on jointreeforall.org/calendar.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Since 2004, Tree for All partners have planted more than 8 million native plants. Our projects touch more than 25,000 acres, in rural and urban settings spanning the Tualatin River Watershed—including many sites right here in Hillsboro!