Updates

What’s new at ReLeaf, and an archive of our grants, press, events, resources and more

Our 2021 Annual Report

Friends of ReLeaf, Thank you so much for all your generous support of California ReLeaf and our work helping community groups plant trees all over the state – and especially in underserved neighborhoods that most need trees. Fiscal year 2021 was the first full year of...

Sign On to Our Support Letter for Extreme Heat Resolution

Sign On to Our Support Letter for Extreme Heat Resolution

Deadline: Thursday December 16 Extreme heat events impact the health of many more people than any other type of weather threat, but have often been overlooked because heat events are not as visible or dramatic as fires, hurricanes, or ice storms.  Extreme heat is...

Network: We Want Your Feedback!

Dear Network, Please take 5-10 minutes to fill out this annual Network feedback survey. It has 12 questions, predominantly multiple choice, with some places to give follow-up information, if applicable. This helps California ReLeaf understand how we are doing, and...

Urban Forest Leadership Training

California ReLeaf invites emerging urban forestry leaders in nonprofits, arboriculture, and government to join its leadership training in April 2022. The leadership training program is a critical investment needed to fuel a sustainable workforce for an ever-expanding...

Treecovery Cycle 2: Request for Proposals

Treecovery Cycle 2: Request for Proposals

California ReLeaf is now seeking proposals for its second cycle of the Treecovery grant program!  If you have a project idea to green your neighborhood, engage communities provide workforce development opportunities, and expand the capacity of local community groups,...

Webinar: Save Our Water & Our Trees

California ReLeaf partnered with Growing Vibrant LA Communities to create the Webinar "Save Our Water & Our Trees: Growing Community Resilience When Drought is the New Normal." Speakers California's ongoing drought, the implications affects urban trees, and what...

2022 Arbor Week Poster Contest

2022 Arbor Week Poster Contest

Attention Young Artists: Each year California kicks off Arbor Week with a poster contest. California Arbor Week is an annual celebration of trees that takes place  March 7 to 14. Across the state, communities honor trees. You can participate too by thinking about the...

Advocacy & State Budget Update to the Network

Dear Network, Governor Newsom signed several bills last month related to climate resilience that included record spending plans to address drought, wildfires, climate change, extreme heat and more.   One of the most noteworthy elements of the plan is the proposed...

Announcing Treecovery Cycle 1 Grantees

Congratulations to the following organizations for receiving grants from the Treecovery Grant Program, Cycle 1: A Cleaner and Greener East LA Amigos de los Rios Clean & Green Pomona Common Vision Growing Healthy Kids Los Amigos de Guadalupe Lumbercycle North East...

Oak Woodland Restoration Webinar

Oak Woodland Restoration Webinar

Oak woodlands are an important piece of the geography, history, and identity of California. These woodlands are rich in biodiversity and are essential to the vitality of our ecosystem. In this webinar, you we heard from several experts who are dedicated to working...

Celebrating Forest Improvement Grants

Celebrating Forest Improvement Grants

California ReLeaf closed out our Forest Improvement Grant Cycle, which included grants to 17 organizations, with 2766 trees planted – that will remove 6328 tons of carbon from the atmosphere over 40 years – and much incredible work engaging and building community. See...

Trees for the 21st Century

Trees for the 21st Century

California ReLeaf is excited to release Trees for the 21st Century, a guide of eight steps to cultivating a thriving, resilient urban tree canopy that benefits our communities for decades to come. This includes information about the importance of tree selection,...

Congratulations Arbor Week Poster Finalists!

Congratulations Arbor Week Poster Finalists!

This year’s poster contest invited California kids to think creatively about how trees invite them outside. Thank you to all those who participated and submitted posters! Here are four of our finalists: Sarah Luckenbill, 2nd Grade. Davis, CA Zechariah Wahlman, 4th...

2021 Treecovery Grant Program

2021 Treecovery Grant Program

Request for Proposals for the 2021 Treecovery Grant Program The 2021 Treecovery Grant Program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which received money in the 2018-2019 State Budget from the California Climate...

Congratulations Arbor Week Poster Contest Winners!

Congratulations Arbor Week Poster Contest Winners!

Happy California Arbor Week! This year’s poster contest invited California kids to think creatively about how trees invite them outside. Thank you to all those who participated and submitted posters! Here are our four award winners: Technique Award: Dagny Tang, 2nd...