1. 2021 Arbor Week Poster Contest

    Attention Young Artists: Each year California kicks off Arbor Week with a poster contest. California Arbor Week is an annual celebration of trees that always falls on March 7 to 14. Across the State, communities honor trees.You can participate too by thinking about the importance of trees and creatively sharing your love and knowledge of them in a piece of art. Any California youth age 5-12 can submit a poster. The 2021 poster contest theme is Trees Invite Me Outside. We are all sick of being stuck inside. Learning from home is safe, yet it is kind of boring, and...
  2. Congratulations to our Arbor Week Poster Contest Winners!

    Big congrats to this year’s Arbor Week Poster Contest winners. Their work represented this year’s theme “Trees Create Cool Communities” with lots of great imagination and information, and we are excited to share them with you. The posters, which were debuted at today’s press conference, will be hung at the California State Capitol for many to enjoy and learn from. Thank you to ALL who submitted, we loved getting to see your hard work and creativity! Big thanks to our Poster Contest sponsors Cal FIRE, US Forest Service, Northrop Grumman, and Edison International. Imagination Award Winner Jenna Morgan Bear River...
  3. Arbor Week Photo Contest Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the 2014 California Arbor Week Photo Contest Winners! All of the submissions were wonderful, but these two stood out – one for its beauty, the other for its story. A big thanks to all of the photographers who submitted photographs this year. We hope to see more of your work during future California Arbor Week contests.   Trees in My Community Winner “My Girls in a Tree” by Janie Licosati, Rancho Santa Fe, CA   Janie says, “This is a huge Tipu tree on our street. This tree is the home away from home for my two girls....
  4. ED Travel Log: SF Bay Area

    During the last week of May, Acting Executive Director Amelia Oliver traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area to begin planning an exciting event and to meet with current ReLeaf Network members. Here, she shares some of the details of her trip.                                                                              
  5. Be the Lorax

    Celebrate California Arbor Week. Join us for an event. Plant or care for a tree. Make a donation.   Be the Lorax. If you donate $25 or more during the month of March, you will receive a gift of “The Lorax” DVD. Join us as we celebrate California Arbor Week and California ReLeaf’s 25th Anniversary.
  6. 2014 California Arbor Week Winning Posters

    We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2014 California Arbor Week Poster Contest. Thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners!   And thanks to all of our Poster Contest sponsors: CAL FIRE, Union Bank, and the California Community Forest Foundation.   3rd Grade Winner Carolyn Lum, Roseville     4th Grade Winner Paige Davis, Wheatland                                                     5th Grade Winner Alyanna Almario, Beale Air Force Base
  7. Ready your Crayons! Pick up your Cameras! Plant a Tree!

    California Arbor Week Contests Highlight the Importance of Trees   Sacramento, Calif. – Two statewide contests are being held to celebrate California Arbor Week, March 7-14, a statewide celebration of trees. These contests are designed to increase awareness of and appreciation for the trees and forests in the communities where Californians live, work and play. Winners will be featured at the State Fair and awarded cash prizes.   Third, fourth, and fifth grade students throughout California are invited to participate in the Annual California Arbor Week Poster Contest. This year’s contest, themed “Trees Make My Community Healthy,” is designed to...
  8. Arbor Week Poster Contest: Ways to Help

    The California Arbor Week Poster Contest is underway and we need help from the California ReLeaf Network to spread the message! Here are some easy ways to raise urban forestry awareness among California’s children. Postcards Postcards are available for Network members to distribute to their local schools or districts. To receive free postcards for your organization, contact Ashley at amastin@californiareleaf.org or 916-497-0037. Facebook Pictures gain the most traction on Facebook. So, feel free to use some of our previous winner’s artwork to spread the message. Share winning entries from past years. You can find those entries here: 2013 Arbor Week...
  9. Photo Contest: Ways to Help

    The California Trees Photo Contest is underway and we need help from the California ReLeaf Network to spread the message! Here are some easy ways to raise urban forestry awareness throughout the state. Facebook Pictures gain the most traction on Facebook. It’s one of the reasons this contest creates so much awareness. Share our top entries from last year. You can share entries from either category: Trees in Our Cities and Towns or My Favorite California Tree(s). Sample Status Updates (copy and paste, just make sure you change them where necessary) Last year’s California Trees Photo Contest entries are hard...
  10. A Higher Purpose

      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 with such a purpose.   On March 23, trees were planted at the California State San Bernardino Veteran Success Center to honor and memorialize veterans past, present, and future. The Veteran Success Center provides programs and services that are unique to the needs of service members, including a room where...