Early this year, Friends of Moreland Woods was approached by the Tree Emergency Response Team, an environmental art project and part of the Elisabeth Jones Art Center in Portland.

TERT’s mission is to identify Portland trees at risk due to development, then host a series of events that support the arts and raise awareness for the trees’ potential plight.


Their goals align perfectly with ours. We’ve agreed to co-host three free family-friendly community events with TERT this month, including a special Earth Day painting session in the Woods.

Save These Dates

💌 Wednesday, April 14, 6–7 p.m.

Discussion and Letter-Writing Event (Zoom)

The first event brings folks together online to learn about and write letters to support preserving the beautiful trees in Moreland Woods. TERT and Friends of Moreland Woods will provide the names and addresses of the letters’ recipients, as well as the messages we’d like to convey. You don’t have to be artist to take part. Please join us!


🍷 Wednesday, April 21, 6–7 p.m.

“Paint & Sip” Event (Zoom)

A casual online meetup where artists gather to socialize and paint, based on prompts provided by TERT. Artists and non-artists alike are welcome! Come paint and sip!


 🎨 Saturday, April 24 (Earth Day), 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Live Arts and Painting in Moreland Woods

For our big Earth Day event, Moreland Woods will turn into a (socially distanced) plein air art studio! Artists of any age and skill will set up beneath the canopy to paint, draw, sculpt, snap photos, play music, or write poems inspired by the trees. TERT will provide refreshments and postcards to sign and mail in support of the Woods. Please bring your friends and kids and join us!