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Help Your Colleague Win a Truck for Trees!

Toyota collected thousands of applications from organizations nationwide hoping to have a chance to participate in the company’s Facebook-driven 100 Cars for Good Campaign. The contest was designed by Toyota to salute do-gooders by giving 100 cars over 100 days to...

Free mobile app to identify trees

Free mobile app to identify trees

Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Colombia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution.  This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from...

Voters value forests!

A nationwide survey commissioned by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) was recently completed to assess key public perceptions and values related to forests.  The new results reveal a striking consensus among Americans: Voters strongly value the...

Oaks in the Urban Landscape

Oaks in the Urban Landscape

Oaks are highly valued in urban areas for their aesthetic, environmental, economic and cultural benefits.  However, significant impacts to the health and structural stability of oaks have resulted from urban encroachment.  Changes in environment, incompatible cultural...

The Trees That Inspired America’s Literary Greats

Enjoy listening to this story on NPR's "On Point"  program discussing the book Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees that Inspired Famous American Writers, by Richard Horton. From the old maple in Faulkner's yard to Melville's chestnut and Muir's...

Our City Forest

Our City Forest

Our City Forest is one of 17 organizations statewide selected to receive funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which is being administered by California ReLeaf. Our City Forest’s mission is to cultivate a green and healthy San José metropolis by...

Can trees make you happy?

Read this interview from OnEarth Magazine with Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a social scientist at both the University of Washington’s School of Forest Resources and at the U.S. Forest Service, who studies how trees and green spaces can make urban dwellers healthier and...

ACT welcomes Carrie Gallagher as new Executive Director

Carrie Gallagher has been named Executive Director of Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), effective April 4, 2011, announced Ray Tretheway, President of ACT's Board of Directors. ACT is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by...

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