1. Trees Benefit from Federal Funding

    In an effort to create jobs, improve the environment and stimulate the economy, the federal government in December awarded California ReLeaf $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The ARRA funding will allow California ReLeaf to distribute grants to 17 urban forestry projects throughout the state, planting more...
  2. Decision Maker Education Campaign

    In an effort to educate decision makers, California ReLeaf has teamed up with others around the state to create an education campaign that focuses on the many benefits of urban greening. The first component of the campaign included a brown bag lunch session and an eight-page brochure that highlights the benefits...
  3. Tree Partners Foundation

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    By: Crystal Ross O’Hara A small but dedicated group in Atwater called the Tree Partners Foundation is changing the landscape and changing lives. Founded and headed by the enthusiastic Dr. Jim Williamson, the fledgling organization has already formed partnerships with the Merced Irrigation District, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the...
  4. Orange for Trees

    By: Crystal Ross O’Hara What began 13 years ago as a class project has become a thriving tree organization in the city of Orange. In 1994, Dan Slater—who later that year was elected to the Orange city council—took part in a leadership class. For his class project he chose to...