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

Finding New Ways to Get Kids Interested in Trees

In October, the Benicia Tree Foundation tried something new. They gave away an iPad to get area youth interested in their urban forest. Students in 5th through 12th grade were challenged to correctly identify the most trees species within the City of Benicia....

What’s an Urban Tree Worth?

In September, the Pacific Northwest Research Station released its report "Calculating the Green in Green: What's an Urban Tree Worth?".  Research was completed in Sacramento, CA and Portland, OR. Geoffrey Donovan, research forester with the PNW Research Station,...

Palm Tree Killing Bug Found in Laguna Beach

A pest, which the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) considers to be "the world’s worst pest of palm trees," has been found in the Laguna Beach area, state officials announced on October 18. They said this is the first-ever detection of the red...

Tree Leaves Fight Pollution

The tree planting organizations in the ReLeaf Network keep reminding the public that we need to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases. But plants are already doing their part. Research published online earlier this month in Science shows that deciduous tree leaves,...

Tree Lodi Helps Green Park

Tree Lodi is in the middle of its campaign to raise money and supplies to plant 200 trees in DeBenedetti Park in Lodi. It is sending out envelopes asking people to donate money or gardening supplies, like gloves, fertilizer pellets, first aid kits, wheelbarrows, post...

Officials Refuse to Clear Levees of Foliage

In defiance of a federal policy intended to bolster the safety of California levees, some Bay Area legislators, regulators and water agencies said Monday that they refuse to remove shrubs and trees from the banks of numerous creeks and culverts. They say stripping...

GreatNonprofits

Ever wonder what people are saying about your nonprofit? Here's your chance to find out. GreatNonprofits is a place to find, review, and talk about great -- and perhaps not so great -- nonprofits. The website was designed so that people could rate and write reviews of...

Make a Difference Day

Two tree initiatives, NeighborWoods Month and Healthy Communitrees, will join forces this weekend to plant 4,000 trees statewide. And that's just the beginning. Nationwide, over 20,000 trees will be planted to celebrate "Make a Difference Day". For more information...

Public Helps Track Sudden Oak Death

--The Associated Press Posted: 10/4/2010 University of California, Berkeley scientists are enlisting the public's help in tracking a disease that is killing off oak trees. For the past two years, scientists have been counting on residents to collect tree samples and...

Urban Forest Managment Plan Toolkit

The Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit website is now fully functional and ready for general use. The UFMP toolkit is a free online resource designed to help you develop an urban forest management plan for your area of interest, whether it's a city, campus, business...

Urban Forests Provide Americans with Critical Services

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2010 - A new report by the USDA Forest Service, Sustaining America's Urban Trees and Forests, provides an overview of the current status and benefits of America's urban forests that affect the lives of nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population....

2010 Urban Forestry Grants Available Now

California ReLeaf is pleased to announce that funding is now available to assist nonprofit and community groups throughout the state with a variety of urban forestry projects. The California ReLeaf Urban Forestry Grant Program is an integral part our continuing...

Finding New Life (And Profit) in Doomed Trees

Two Seattle men harvest local urban trees doomed by development, disease or storm damage, and turn them into custom furniture, each piece a distinct botanical narrative. Their business, started four years ago, bears all the markers that would seem to point toward...

Healthy CommuniTrees Planting

Western Chapter ISA has an exciting volunteer event around the corner - Healthy CommuniTrees will be planting 3300 trees in Fresno, San Diego, and the Central Coast on October 23rd. Certified Arborists are needed as planting supervisors at each site...and will earn 2...

Greater Modesto Tree Foundation

California ReLeaf Network Member Profile: Greater Modesto Tree Foundation The Greater Modesto Tree Foundation owes its origins to a French photographer who came to town in 1999 wanting to photograph the largest and most unique trees. He had a contract with Fuji Film...

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