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  1. CSET Seeks Feedback

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    Community Services Employment Training (CSET), a California ReLeaf Network member, is looking for input from the public. In an attempt to offer meaningful services to the community, the organization invites the public to provide information that will be used as part of its strategic planning efforts. CSET seeks this information...
  2. CA Cities Run the Gamut on ParkScore

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    Last year, The Trust for Public Land began rating cities throughout the nation by their parks. The index, called ParkScore, ranks the largest 50 cities in the USA based equally on three factors: park access, park size, and services and investments. Seven California cities were included in this year’s index;...
  3. General Tips for Watering Trees

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    Young trees should be watered deeply on a weekly basis to encourage deep root growth. To do this, set your hose on a slow trickle for several hours at the base of the tree or use a soaker hose around the tree.   Mature trees should be watered deeply beyond...
  4. A Walk in the Woods

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    Last week, I had to walk a few blocks to drop off some paperwork at a downtown office. It was a lovely day, but it was made even better because of the beautiful trees in Sacramento.   There were lots of people out and about – enjoying their lunch breaks,...
  5. Greening Cities Can Support Economic Growth

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    The United Nations (UN) has released a report showing that greening city urban infrastructure can sustain economic growth while using fewer natural resources. The report ‘City-Level Decoup-ling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions’ included thirty cases showing the benefits of having gone green. The report was compiled...
  6. A Higher Purpose

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      A tree can be many things: an air filter, a playground, a shade structure, a landmark. One of the highest purposes a tree can serve, though, is as a memorial.   Recently, through support from California ReLeaf, the Incredible Edible Community Garden (IECG) was able to plant 50 trees...
  7. May is Water Awareness Month

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    Yesterday, we hosted a webinar titled, “Making Urban Forestry a Part of California’s Water Conversation.” Our three amazing speakers – Alf Brandt, Edith de Guzman, and Deborah Weinstein – shared current projects, ideas, and challenges with ReLeaf Network members. We all learned so much about water and our community forests....
  8. Long-term Study Proves Greenery Makes People Happier

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    A study by the European Centre for Environment & Human Health draws on 18 years of panel data from over 10,000 participants to explore the self-reported psychological health of individuals over time and the relationship between urban green space, well-being and mental distress. Findings show that urban green space can...