Brighton West

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Sustainability -- Oregon -- Portland, Tree planting, Trees in Cities


Interview of Brighton West by Brigitta Bazso at Portland State University on November 18th, 2010.

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Brighton West is the Program Director at Friends of Trees. He studied landscape architecture in college, earning an MS in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin. He worked for Trees Atlanta before relocating to Portland, Oregon.


Brighton West works as Program Director of Friends of Trees. Before working with Friends of Trees, West worked in Atlanta, Georgia, with a comparable organization (Trees Atlanta). Friends of Trees is an organization that seeks government contracts to plant trees in the Portland area. They rely heavily on volunteers to help with the process of planting trees in neighborhoods, using the people that live there to help with the labor required for planting and maintaining of the trees. Friends of Trees is looking to the future in its projects, with sustainability being part of their goal through the types of trees they choose to plant and the methods by which they are planted and maintained.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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