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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...

Legislature Makes Arbor Week Official

Legislature Makes Arbor Week Official

California Arbor Week was celebrated from March 7-14 throughout the state this year, and thanks to the help of Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D – Sacramento) will continue to be recognized for years to come. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 10 (ACR 10) was introduced by...

California Native Plant Week: April 17 – 23

Californians will be celebrating the very first California Native Plant Week April 17-23, 2011.  The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) hopes to inspire a greater appreciation and understanding of our incredible natural heritage and biological diversity. Join the...

Study about the motivations of urban forestry volunteers

A new study, “Examining Volunteer Motivations and Recruitment Strategies For Engagement in Urban Forestry” has been released by Cities and The Environment (CATE). Abstract: Few studies in urban forestry have examined the motivations of urban forestry volunteers. In...

California 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...

Grafting fruit trees can be simple

Luther Burbank, the famed experimental horticulturalist, called it making old trees young again. But even for novices, fruit tree grafting is alluringly simple: a dormant branch or twig - a scion - is spliced onto a compatible, dormant fruit tree. If after several...

Arbor Week Poster Contest Winners

Poster designed by Mira Hobie of Sacramento, CA California ReLeaf is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Arbor Week Poster Contest! The winners are Mira Hobie from Westlake Charter School in Sacramento (3rd grade), Adam Vargas from Celerity Troika Charter School...

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