What’s new at ReLeaf, and an archive of our grants, press, events, resources and more
Officials Refuse to Clear Levees of Foliage
Oct 25, 2010 | Advocacy, Resources
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...
Oct 22, 2010 | Updates
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
Oct 21, 2010 | Network, Resources, Updates
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
Oct 20, 2010 | Updates
--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
Oct 19, 2010 | Resources, Updates
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
Oct 15, 2010 | Resources
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
Oct 1, 2010 | Grants
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
Sep 9, 2010 | Updates
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
Sep 6, 2010 | Resources, Updates
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
Aug 26, 2010 | Network
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...
Healthy Places, Healthy People: The Urban Forest Meets Public Health
Jul 13, 2010 | Advocacy, Network
By Desiree Backman Healthy Places, Healthy People: The Urban Forest Meets Public Health View more presentations from California ReLeaf.
Public Health & Urban Greening: Integrated Approaches…Multiple Solutions
Jul 7, 2010 | Advocacy, Network
What: The benefits of urban greening go far beyond the obvious aesthetic qualities. Come learn how urban greening can help improve public health by improving our physical, psychological, and social well being. Who: Learn from one of California’s experts in urban...
Greg McPherson Speaks on Trees and Air Quality
Jun 22, 2010 | Advocacy, Research
On Monday, June 21, decision makers from around California met to hear Dr. Greg McPherson, Director of the Center for Urban Forestry Research, speak about how urban greening goes far beyond the obvious aesthetic qualities. Dr. McPherson showed how it can help improve...
City Teams Partnership Program
May 13, 2010 | Network
Submit a City Teams application through ACT to attend the Partners in Community Forestry National Conference The Arbor Day Foundation and The Alliance for Community Trees are pleased to announce the City Teams partnership program. Through a grant from the U.S. Forest...
The Value of Volunteers Increases in 2009
May 10, 2010 | Network
We all know how valuable volunteers are to the nonprofit work done in urban forestry. Many of us would say that volunteers are priceless. But for accounting purposes on many financial forms, grant proposals and annual reports, we have to assign a monetary value to the...