The Jefferson Westside neighborhood is known for its dense canopy of mature trees. Maintaining these trees is a shared effort with the city, Friends of the Trees (FOT), the Jefferson Westside Neighbors Tree Committee, and residents.

Tree Canopy ShotLast season Friends of Trees planted 43 street and 1 yard tree in JWN, and FOT pruned the 25 trees planted in 2012 in Jefferson Park, several trees in N Westmoreland and Van Buren Park, and neighborhood street trees.

So far (2016/2017), FOT have planted 18 trees, 14 street, and 4 yard trees. Three more trees have been ordered for planting later this season, and several people have signed up for trees but haven’t ordered them yet. More neighborhood street tree pruning events will take place in JWN this summer.

If JWN residents are interested in street trees adjoining their homes through Friends of Trees, they can start the process by creating an account with FOT on our website,, or calling our downtown office at 541-632-3683.

FOT also welcomes JWN volunteers at our events as tree planters, bike team planters, truck drivers, pruners, outreach team, summer inspectors, and many other roles. An event calendar is here. Feel free to contact FOT with any questions by email at or by phone at 541-632-3683.

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