Updates

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

What’s a QR Code?

You've probably seen them before - that little black and white square on a magazine ad that looks vaguely like a barcode. It's a Quick Response code, usually abbreviated QR code. These codes are matrix barcodes initially used by the automotive industry when shipping...

A New Tree at the Capitol

Today, California ReLeaf, Sacramento Tree Foundation, and the Western Chapter of the International Society of Aboriculture joined Assemblymember Roger Dickinson and other members of the state legislature to dedicate a new tree in Capitol Park. The Valley Oak was...

Celebrate Arbor Week

March 7 – 14 is California Arbor Week.  Urban and community forests play a vital role in our lives.  They filter rainwater and store carbon.  They feed and shelter birds and other wildlife.  They shade and cool our homes and neighborhoods, saving energy.  Maybe best...

California’s State Tree

The California redwood was designated the official State Tree of California by the State Legislature in 1937.  Once common throughout the Northern Hemisphere, redwoods are found only on the Pacific Coast.  Many groves and stands of the towering trees are preserved in...

Nation’s Urban Forests Losing Ground

National results indicate that tree cover in urban areas of the United States is declining at a rate of about 4 million trees per year, according to a U.S. Forest Service study published recently in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. Tree cover in 17 of the 20...

California ReLeaf Speaks For The Trees

This weekend, thousands of local families will enjoy the new animated movie The Lorax, about the furry Dr. Seuss creature who speaks for the trees.  What they may not realize is that there are real-life Loraxes right here in California. California ReLeaf speaks for...

Funding Fairs with CFCC

California’s Financing Coordinating Committee will be holding a series of Funding Fairs across the state this March, April, and May. The full schedule and details are here. Participating agencies include the California Department of Public Health, California...

California ReLeaf Announces New Board Member

Catherine Martineau, Executive Director of Canopy, joins the California ReLeaf Board of Directors Sacramento, Calif. – The California ReLeaf Board of Directors elected its newest member Catherine Martineau at its January meeting.  The election of Ms. Martineau...

Benefits of Trees Backed by Research

We all know trees are beautiful and many of us in the urban and community forestry world can give a laundry list of the other benefits trees provide. Now, Alliance for Community Trees has made it easy for us to refer people to the research that backs up that list of...

Celebrating Trees, Art, and Tu Bishvat

As the sun sank down below the horizon last night, Tu Bishvat, sometimes referred to as Tu B’Shevat or the Jewish "New Year for Trees", began. Originally used to calculate the age of fruit trees, recently the Jewish holiday has come to be less pragmatic and more...

Tree Lodi Revitalizes New Park

On Saturday, February 11, from 10 am to 2pm, our friends at Tree Lodi will be planting 180 trees in a 15-acre portion of the new DeBenedetti Park.  The park is located at the corner of Century Blvd. and Lower Sacramento Road in Lodi.   On Saturday, April 7th,...

$2.5 Million In Grants Available For San Gabriel Valley

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced a $2,500,000 County grant program to replant trees in parts of the San Gabriel Valley devastated by the December 2011 windstorm. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded competitively to cities, other...

CSET

CSET

Visalia’s Self-Help Training and Employment Center was almost ten years old when it took on its role as Tulare County’s community action agency in the 1980s. Shortly thereafter, the Tulare County Conservation Corps was started as a program of the organization to serve...

Cover Your Asphalt

The Sacramento Tree Foundation was featured on KVIE's "Rob on the Road" series. Watch Cover Your Asphalt Campaign on PBS. See more from Rob on the Road.