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  1. California ReLeaf Represents Advocacy

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    an interview with Rhonda Berry Founding Director, Our City Forest What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? I worked as staff for California ReLeaf from 1989 – 1991 in San Francisco. In 1991, I began work in San Jose to start an urban forest nonprofit. Our City Forest incorporated as a...
  2. Access to Advocacy

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    an interview with Jim Geiger Life Coach and Owner, Summit Leader Coaching What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? At the time California ReLeaf was formed in 1989, I was the State’s Urban Forester working as Urban Forestry Program Manager for the California Department of Forestry (CAL FIRE). I worked at CAL...
  3. A Network of Compadres

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    an interview with Ellen Bailey Retired, worked most recently as a Gang Prevention Specialist What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? Initially, Jane Bender and I met in a volunteer group called Beyond War in Sonoma County that worked toward peace and conflict resolution. After the Berlin Wall fell, Beyond War...
  4. Resonating Solidarity

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    an interview with Ray Tretheway Executive Director, Sacramento Tree Foundation What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? The Sacramento Tree Foundation was one of the original ten founding network groups when Isabel Wade started the alliance through Trust for Public Lands (TPL).   I served on the original Advisory Committee after...
  5. The Positive Impact of the Magnitude

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    An interview with Andy Lipkis Founder and President, TreePeople TreePeople started their work in 1970 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1973. What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? My relationship with California ReLeaf started when I met Isabel Wade in 1970. Isabel was interested in community-based urban forestry and she...
  6. City of San Diego Hiring

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    The City of San Diego has two vacancies in urban forestry – one for Horticulturalist to implement tree maintenance programs and one for City Forester to develop and lead city-wide urban forestry programs. Horticulturalist Deadline October 8, 2014   DUTIES Plan, coordinate and implement urban forestry, or tree maintenance programs;...
  7. 25 Reasons to Love Urban Trees

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    Trees drastically reduce the need for air conditioning. Just three strategically placed trees can decrease utility bills by 50%. Trees attract customers. Shoppers spend up 12% more in shopping centers with trees and will shop longer and return more frequently. Trees can reduce annual storm water runoff by 2% —...
  8. September 9 Webinar Resources

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    PowerPoint Presentation ReLeaf Network Sign-on Letter to Cal FIRE CAL EPA discussion draft on DACs CARB discussion draft on DACs CalEnviroScreen Report 2.0 “Method 6” Synopsis for DACs Directions to Submit Comments FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinRedditemail
  9. USFS Webinar: Urban Forests for Human Health & Wellness

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    Urban Forests for Human Health and Wellness Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET People have described the healing power of nature for centuries. This webinar will present current research and best practices showing how outdoor spaces support human health and wellness. Such information can help nature planners...