Portland Timbers and Stand Together set for Score A Goal, Plant A Tree this Saturday

Presented by JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, program works with Friends of Trees

Sal Zizzo, Friends of Trees, 3.30.13

Photo Credit: 
Photo by Dave Blair

The Portland Timbers Stand Together community outreach program will be in high gear this Saturday as they partner with Timbers Army volunteers, Timber Joey, front office staff and Friends of Trees for the annual Score A Goal, Plant A Tree event.

Presented by JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, the program plants trees across the Portland community for every goal scored during the Timbers season. 
 
Since their inaugural MLS season in 2011, the Timbers have expanded the program to plant over 2,000 trees. These plants absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 96,000 pounds a year, remove 360,000 pounds of pollutants each year and intercept 4,760,000 gallons of storm water runoff to keep our rivers clean. The program is part of the club's commitment towards creating a more sustainable environment.
 
This year, the planting will take place in the Brentwood-Darlington, Mt. Scott-Arleta, Woodstock, Brooklyn, Sellwood-Moreland & Eastmoreland neighborhoods as well as the Buckman, Hosford-Abernethy & Richmond neighborhoods. Volunteers are welcome to come celebrate the season alongside other Timbers supporters this Saturday at 9am PT. 
 
Details:

Planting #1: St Paul. 80 trees (8 planting crews)
What:  Buckman, Hosford-Abernathy, Richmond neighborhood annual planting
When:  Saturday, December 7th, opening announcements start 9AM
Meeting Place:  St. Paul Lutheran Church - 3880 Southeast Brooklyn Street (map)

Planting #2: Reedwood. 250 trees (25 planting crews), TA will be there:
What:  Brooklyn, Brentwood-Darlington, Eastmoreland, Mt. Scott-Arleta, Sellwood-Moreland, and Woodstock neighborhood annual planting
When:  Saturday, December 7th, opening announcements start 9AM
Meeting Place:  Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele St (map)