1. Green infrastructure and climate change adaptation reports

    The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) recently released two new reports on improving community resilience and economic prosperity by incorporating climate change adaptation best practices into city planning strategies. The reports, The Value of Green Infrastructure for Urban Climate Adaptation and Lessons Learned on Local Climate Adaptation from the...
  2. New software puts forest ecology in public hands

    The U.S. Forest Service and its partners released this morning the newest version of their free i-Tree software suite, designed to quantify the benefits of trees and assist communities in gaining support and funding for the trees in their parks, schoolyards and neighborhoods. i-Tree v.4, made possible by a public-private...
  3. Legislature Makes Arbor Week Official

    California Arbor Week was celebrated from March 7-14 throughout the state this year, and thanks to the help of Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D – Sacramento) will continue to be recognized for years to come. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 10 (ACR 10) was introduced by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, sponsored by California ReLeaf and passed...
  4. California Arbor Week

    March 7 – 14 is California Arbor Week.  Urban and community forests play a vital role in our lives.  They filter rainwater and store carbon.  They feed and shelter birds and other wildlife.  They shade and cool our homes and neighborhoods, saving energy.  Maybe best of all, they form a...
  5. Selecting locations for Urban Tree Canopy

    A 2010 research paper titled: Prioritizing Preferable Locations for Increasing Urban Tree Canopy in New York City presents a set of Geographic Information System (GIS) methods for identifying and prioritizing tree planting sites in urban environments. It uses an analytical approach created by a University of Vermont service-learning class called...
  6. Adult Partner Team Members Needed

    Join the movement!  Cheer on youth as they become environmental leaders.  Tree Musketeers in El Segundo (www.treemusketeers.org) is looking for Adult Partner Team members to encourage youth as they “take the wheel”.  As a member of the Adult Partner Team (APT), you will provide essential guidance for young leaders as...
  7. Factors affecting young street tree mortality

    The U.S. Forest Service has released a publication called “Biological, social, and urban design factors affecting young street tree mortality in New York City.” Abstract: In dense metropolitan areas, there are many factors including traffic congestion, building development and social organizations that may impact the health of street trees. The...
  8. U.N. Forum Focuses on Forests and People

    The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF9) will officially launch 2011 as the International Year of Forests with the theme “Celebrating Forests for People”. At its annual meeting held in New York, the UNFF9 focused on “Forests for People, Livelihoods and Poverty Eradication”. The meetings provided the opportunity for governments...