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EPA Commits $1.5 Million to Support Smart Growth

EPA Commits $1.5 Million to Support Smart Growth

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to help an estimated 125 local, state, and tribal governments create more housing choices, make transportation more efficient and reliable and support vibrant and healthy neighborhoods that attract...

Revolutionary Idea: Planting Trees

It is with a heavy heart that we learned about the passing of Wangari Muta Maathai. Professor Maathai suggested to them that planting trees might be an answer. The trees would provide wood for cooking, fodder for livestock, and material for fencing; they would protect...

Municipal Forestry Internship Program

The Society of Municipal Arborists, in conjunction with the USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry Program and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is launching a municipal forestry internship program for under-graduate college students interested in a...

Governor Brown Signs Volunteer Bill

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 587 (Gordon and Furutani) on September 6th, which now extends the current prevailing wage exemption for volunteers through 2017.  This was the priority legislation for the urban forestry community this year, and is essential to...

Tree Planting Awards Announced

Tree Planting Awards Announced

Sacramento, CA, September 1, 2011 – California ReLeaf announced today that nine community groups across the state will receive a total of over $50,000 in funding for urban forestry tree-planting projects through the California ReLeaf 2011 Tree-Planting Grant Program. ...

Tree Fresno Job Opening – Executive Director

Tree Fresno Job Opening – Executive Director

  If you have a passion for trees, are an experienced manager, and enjoy working with volunteers, this may be a great opportunity for you.   Tree Fresno is seeking a CEO who can lead the Board, staff and volunteers in achieving the organization’s mission of...

Webinar: Red Fields to Green Fields

Red Fields to Green Fields is a national research effort led by Georgia Tech Research Institute in partnership with the City Parks Alliance to evaluate the potential impacts of converting financially and/or physically distressed commercial real estate to land banks --...

2011 Conference

2011 Conference

The Conference Join municipal arborists, urban forest managers, landscape design professionals, planners, and non-profits from across California for this unique educational and networking experience in Palo Alto. With a focus on utilizing urban forestry to revitalize...

Innovative School Tree Policy Leads the Nation

PALO ALTO – On June 14, 2011, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) adopted one of the very first School District Board of Education Policies on Trees in California. The Tree Policy was developed by members from the District’s Sustainable Schools Committee,...

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...