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California Trees: California ReLeaf’s newsletter, California Trees, features news and commentary on urban forestry programs and concerns around the state. Subscriptions are free and are delivered via US Mail.
Urban Greening Brochure: In 2010, California ReLeaf compiled and published the Urban Greening brochure with funding provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This brochure highlights the multiple benefits of urban greening for water, energy and air quality, public health, and local economies.
Trees for People: Urban Forestry 101: An excellent one-page sheet from the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Department highlighting the benefit of trees.
Urban & Community Forestry at a Glance: From the CAL FIRE Urban & Community Forestry Program, a helpful resource two-page document demonstrating the economic and environmental impacts of urban forestry in California with other statistics about our Golden State.
Nursery Standards and Specifications: This 2009 document provides specifications for selecting and specifying quality nursery trees in California, with a focus on container stock. Published by CAL FIRE in partnership with the Urban Tree Foundation.
Trees Pay Us Back: The Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program of the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station has produced several brochures that highlight the economic benefits of trees in specific California regions, including the Southern California Coast Region, the Northern California Coast Region, the Inland Valleys Region, and the Inland Empire.
The Urban Tree Foundation has produced a series of “cue cards” with basic information related to various aspects of tree care, including:
- Tree Planting
- Tree Quality
- Tree Training (Pruning)
- Root Management
- Structural Pruning
- Restoring Topped Trees
- Pruning at Planting
These cue cards are also available in Spanish:
- Plantación de Árboles (Tree Planting)
- Calidad del Árbol (Tree Quality)
- Entrenamiento del Árbol (Tree Pruning)
- Cuidado de las Raíces (Root Management)
- Restaurando Árboles Desmochados (Restoring Topped Trees)
- Poda Estructural (Structural Pruning)
- Podando al Momento De Sembrar (Prunting at Planting)
Each of these cue cards is available as a 3 ½” x 8 ½” laminated card for distribution. Cards are available free of charge to dues paying California ReLeaf Network members, or to other individuals or organizations for the cost of shipping and handling. Email California ReLeaf to order cue cards.