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A Good Tree Read

A Good Tree Read

Dr. Matt Ritter and his book "A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us" has been featured in a great review by Joan S. Bolton of the Santa Maria Times. This book is perfect for both the novice and the person with extensive knowledge of the trees in their...

NUCFAC Calls for Proposals

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, (NUCFAC) announces the posting of the U.S. Forest Service 2012 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share grant program. Proposals are due by December 1, 2011. For more information, click here.

Top 101 Conservation Projects

Yesterday, the Department of the Interior released a list of the top 101 conservation projects throughout the country. These projects were identified as a part of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative. Two California projects made the list: San Joaquin River and Los...

Particulate Matters and Urban Forestry

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report last week stating that more than 1 million deaths from pneumonia, asthma, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases could be prevented worldwide each year if countries took measures to improve air quality.  This...

Revolutionary Idea: Planting Trees

It is with a heavy heart that we learned about the passing of Wangari Muta Maathai. Professor Maathai suggested to them that planting trees might be an answer. The trees would provide wood for cooking, fodder for livestock, and material for fencing; they would protect...