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
by California ReLeaf | Jan 3, 2011 | Advocacy, Resources, Updates
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
by California ReLeaf | Dec 29, 2010 | Advocacy
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
by California ReLeaf | Dec 16, 2010 | Network, Press, Updates
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
by California ReLeaf | Dec 15, 2010 | Resources, Updates
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
by California ReLeaf | Dec 14, 2010 | Updates
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...
Tree Foundation of Kern’s Citizen Forester Program
by California ReLeaf | Dec 10, 2010 | Network, Resources, Updates
Melissa Iger and Ron Combs of the Tree Foundation of Kern have worked to design a program outline for teaching Citizen Foresters to help volunteers at plantings as well as homeowners, tree workers or anyone who is interested in trees. For years, they have held Citizen...
Arbor Week Poster Contest
by California ReLeaf | Dec 9, 2010 | Network, Resources, Updates
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
by California ReLeaf | Dec 7, 2010 | Updates
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...
UC Irvine Earns Tree Campus USA Designation
by California ReLeaf | Dec 6, 2010 | Resources
UC Irvine was built centered on Aldrich Park instead of the traditional college quad. Today, the university boasts more than 24,000 trees on campus - a quarter of them inside Aldrich Park alone. These trees have helped UC Irvine join other California universities UC...