25th Anniversary

A Crucial Component

A Crucial Component

an interview with Sandra Macias Retired - Urban & Community Forestry Manager, USFS Pacific Southwest Region What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? From 1999 to 2014, I served as the liaison between California ReLeaf and the US Forest Service. During that time, I...

A Valid Response

A Valid Response

an interview with Jane Bender Retired from Santa Rosa City Council Chair of Habitat for Humanity, Sonoma County Incoming President, Climate Protection campaign, Sonoma County What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? In 1990, we completed the Plant the Trail project,...

Wilder and Woollier

Wilder and Woollier

an interview with Nancy Hughes Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? I’ve been involved since the start in some capacity. Formerly, I represented People for Trees from San Diego, which began the same year as...

25th Anniversary Reunion Recap

25th Anniversary Reunion Recap

On October 11, 2014, a small, but enthusiastic crowd gathered in San Jose to celebrate California ReLeaf's 25th Anniversary. The reunion brought together many of the organization's supporters, including several past executive directors and founder Isabel Wade.  ...

California ReLeaf Represents Advocacy

California ReLeaf Represents Advocacy

an interview with Rhonda Berry Founding Director, Our City Forest What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? I worked as staff for California ReLeaf from 1989 - 1991 in San Francisco. In 1991, I began work in San Jose to start an urban forest nonprofit. Our City Forest...

Access to Advocacy

Access to Advocacy

an interview with Jim Geiger Life Coach and Owner, Summit Leader Coaching What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? At the time California ReLeaf was formed in 1989, I was the State’s Urban Forester working as Urban Forestry Program Manager for the California...

A Network of Compadres

A Network of Compadres

an interview with Ellen Bailey Retired, worked most recently as a Gang Prevention Specialist What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? Initially, Jane Bender and I met in a volunteer group called Beyond War in Sonoma County that worked toward peace and conflict...

Resonating Solidarity

Resonating Solidarity

an interview with Ray Tretheway Executive Director, Sacramento Tree Foundation What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? The Sacramento Tree Foundation was one of the original ten founding network groups when Isabel Wade started the alliance through Trust for Public...

The Positive Impact of the Magnitude

The Positive Impact of the Magnitude

Over the past 25 years, California ReLeaf has been assisted, led, and championed by many incredible people. At the beginning of 2014, Amelia Oliver interviewed many of those people who made the most impact during California ReLeaf's early years. Andy Lipkis Founder...

25 Reasons to Love Urban Trees

25 Reasons to Love Urban Trees

Trees drastically reduce the need for air conditioning. Just three strategically placed trees can decrease utility bills by 50%. Trees attract customers. Shoppers spend up 12% more in shopping centers with trees and will shop longer and return more frequently. Trees...

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