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

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...

North East Trees Seeks Executive Director

Deadline: March 15, 2011 North East Trees (NET) is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial, visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director (ED). North East Trees is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization) founded in 1989 by Mr. Scott Wilson....

Do You Know a Great Place?

The American Planning Association (APA) is looking for great streets, neighborhoods and public spaces. As part of this initiative, APA needs your help in suggesting places that are great and merit such designation. Now is the chance to suggest your favorite streets,...

Water & Urban Greening

Please join California ReLeaf, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and TreePeople on Monday, January 31 as we learn how urban greening can improve water supply, flood prevention and water quality. This free session will be taught by Andy Lipkis,...

ACT Searches for New ED

Alliance for Community Trees, a national organization committed to supporting grassroots, citizen-based organizations dedicated to urban and community tree planting, care, conservation and education, is searching for a new Executive Director. Current Executive...

Woods to the Hoods

The Urban Corps of San Diego County (UCSDC) is one of 17 organizations statewide selected to receive funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which is being administered by California ReLeaf. UCSDC’s mission is to provide job training and educational...

Smartphone Users Can Report Sudden Oak Death

California’s majestic oak trees have been felled by the hundreds of thousands by a disease first reported in 1995 and dubbed “sudden oak death.” To get a broader perspective on the disease, UC Berkeley scientists have developed a smartphone app for hikers and other...

Vibrant Cities & Urban Forests Task Force

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are seeking nominations from the nation’s urban forestry and natural resource leaders to become part of the task force, Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests: A...

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