I spent the morning with the volunteer organization, Friends of Trees, based in Eugene. Their mission is to create greener and more sustainable neighborhoods in the Eugene area. Trees guarantee many benefits, such as providing oxygen, offering shade, increasing property value, and decreasing air and soil pollution. Trees contain what some scientists refer to as “woody biomass” in their research, with plans to convert wood resources into heat, and thus, creating energy. All these benefits, scientific projections, and the continuous planting of trees, support the claim that trees are a renewable energy resource.