30 years, 750,000 trees, and counting…

Friends of Trees was founded in 1989 by a community member who loved trees and started planting them in Portland neighborhoods. Today, Friends of Trees has planted 750,000 trees and is a nationally recognized, regional leader in improving the urban tree canopy and restoring sensitive natural areas—through programs delivered by thousands of volunteers.

On Saturday, December 1, 2018 a group of Bullseye Glass employees joined in a Friends of Trees event, planting trees throughout the Brooklyn neighborhood in Southeast Portland.

In total, more than 200 volunteers came out to plant trees and green neighborhoods all throughout Portland. Bullseye employees have been involved with Friends of Trees individually in the past, but this was the first year a group of us volunteered.

Tentative take-home: volunteering with Friends of Trees is as relaxing as… an Epsom salt bath? Intriguing…

“This was my first (but not last!) time volunteering with Friends of Trees. They were super organized and really fantastic at training up our newbie tree planting team. read more

Spring started yesterday, but it’s hard to believe–we hear that people are having snow days in the Gorge and down in Eugene. Even though is it cold and wet outside, the trees around the factory are budding, making plans for April and May. We’re making plans, too…

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Once upon an Earth Day. (OK, Gary, you asked: that’s our sales manager Jim Jones – not long out of college – on the far left. On the far right is Mary Kay’s oldest, now long past college – and thumb-sucking)

When I arrived at Bullseye in 1983 Dan & Company had been struggling to make colored art glass from recycled bottles for almost a decade.

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