Updates

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

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...

Emission Trading Program Cleared

On December 16, the California Air Resources Board endorsed the state's cap-and-trade regulation under the state's greenhouse gas reduction law, AB32. The cap-and-trade regulation, along with several complementary measures, will drive the development of green jobs and...

California ReLeaf in the News

California ReLeaf was recently featured in an article about Ojai Trees, one of our ReLeaf Network members, in the Santa Barbara Independent. To read the full article, visit here.

Google Earth Adds 3D Trees to Street Views

The new Google Earth software introduces two major new features: the integration of Street View, Google’s photos of streets and locations, and millions of 3-D trees. To read more and see a video sample, visit the New York Times' blog.

U.S. Chamber Calls for Nominations

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) opened the nomination period for its 2011 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards today. Now in its fourth year, the program recognizes local governments, chambers of commerce, and other organizations...

Arbor Week Poster Contest

California ReLeaf announced the release of a statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in 3rd-5th grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “Trees Are Worth It”. Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by February 1, 2011. In...

Manteca Highway Gets Facelift

Within a year, the Highway 120 Bypass and Highway 99 corridor through Manteca will benefit from 7,100 new trees. And the transformation can be credited to some quick maneuvering by municipal staff and San Joaquin Council of Government bureaucrats to take advantage of...

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