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  1. 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...
  2. 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,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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....
  6. 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...