1. Farewell Policy Champs

    Nearly 25% of California’s State Legislature termed out in November, including numerous champions for urban forestry, parks, open space and environmental protection.  And while we welcome those new members of the State Assembly and Senate that bring them with bold and ambitious ideas on how to move California forward, we...
  2. Shot Hole Borer – An emerging issue in LA and Orange County

    The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer is an ambrosia beetle that has a symbiosis with Fusarium sp. and is a serious problem for the Israeli avocado industry.   If you suspect that you have found this beetle or seen symptoms of the Fusarium dieback in your grove or surrounding areas in other host plants please contact either your local farm advisor,...
  3. New Online Tool Estimates Carbon and Energy Impact of Trees

    DAVIS, Calif.— A tree is more than just a landscape design feature. Planting trees on your property can lower energy costs and increase carbon storage, reducing your carbon footprint. A new online tool developed by the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection...
  4. Field Training on the Goldspotted Oak Borer

    Announcing another hands-on training from Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) researchers and specialists while in the field. Topics covered at this 3-hour training include identification of goldspotted oak borer and other insect pests; identification of oak diseases and pathogens; assessing oaks at risk and oak woodland health; Zone of Infestation, firewood...