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

Benicia’s first Heritage Tree

Benicia is poised to have its first Heritage Tree if City Council approves a Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission recommendation. The Benicia Tree Foundation recommended that a Coastal Live Oak in Jenson Park be designated as a Heritage Tree. A nominated tree...

Selecting locations for Urban Tree Canopy

A 2010 research paper titled: Prioritizing Preferable Locations for Increasing Urban Tree Canopy in New York City presents a set of Geographic Information System (GIS) methods for identifying and prioritizing tree planting sites in urban environments. It uses an...

Statewide Parks Program grant workshops

The California Department of Parks and Recreation has announced dates for technical assistance workshops for the Statewide Parks Program.  This program provides grant funding for the acquisition and development of new parks and rehabilitation or expansion of overused...

Urban Greening Grants

The California Natural Resources Agency, on behalf of the Strategic Growth Council, has announced the second round of a competitive grant program for urban greening projects and plans.  The grant guidelines and FAQs are available at CA Natural Resources Agency. The...

Adult Partner Team Members Needed

Join the movement!  Cheer on youth as they become environmental leaders.  Tree Musketeers in El Segundo (www.treemusketeers.org) is looking for Adult Partner Team members to encourage youth as they "take the wheel".  As a member of the Adult Partner Team (APT), you...

Awards available from the Nature Hills Nursery

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards, which are designed to give national recognition and $5,000 in plants to community groups and organizations that are improving their local environments. The annual award,...

Factors affecting young street tree mortality

The U.S. Forest Service has released a publication called “Biological, social, and urban design factors affecting young street tree mortality in New York City.” Abstract: In dense metropolitan areas, there are many factors including traffic congestion, building...

Handicapping a key harbinger of spring

Scientists at the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station Portland, Oregon, have developed a model to predict bud burst. They used Douglas firs in their experiments but also surveyed research on about 100 other species, so they expect to be able to...

DriWater Supports Arbor Week

California’s Arbor Week (March 7-14, 2011) is just around the corner, and to support organizations involved in tree plantings for this holiday, DriWater, Inc., is glad to donate our time-release water products. Since these plantings are often volunteer-based and in...

Super Grow XLV

As the country prepares to enjoy the battle between the Packers and the Steelers, Northern Texans are completing their local initiatives designed to offset the environmental impact of the Super Bowl. The NFL Environmental Program, Texas Forest Service, the North Texas...

Northern California Trees & Plants Move Downhill

As the globe warms up, many plants and animals are moving uphill to keep their cool. Conservationists are anticipating much more of this as they make plans to help natural systems adapt to a warming planet. But a new study in Science has found that plants in northern...

U.N. Forum Focuses on Forests and People

The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF9) will officially launch 2011 as the International Year of Forests with the theme “Celebrating Forests for People”. At its annual meeting held in New York, the UNFF9 focused on “Forests for People, Livelihoods and Poverty...

Arbor Week Webinar

Join California ReLeaf and LucyCo Communications as we present a webinar to help your city or organization make the most of your Arbor Week celebration. The webinar will be held Thursday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. Join us for a Webinar on February 3   Space is limited....

Woodland Tree Foundation

“You meet wonderful people—good-hearted people—planting trees,” says David Wilkinson, a founder and board president of Woodland Tree Foundation. During its 10 years of operation, the foundation has planted over 2,100 trees in this Tree City USA northwest of...

Canopy Celebrates Tu Bishvat

Dozens of families, numerous former mayors of Palo Alto, and Canopy volunteers made up a crowd of about 100 people at Canopy’s annual awards ceremony. This year’s ceremony was held on Tu Bishvat, the Jewish holiday for trees, adding a special significance for many of...

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