Updates

California Native Plant Week: April 17 – 23

Californians will be celebrating the very first California Native Plant Week April 17-23, 2011.  The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) hopes to inspire a greater appreciation and understanding of our incredible natural heritage and biological diversity. Join the...

Benicia’s first Heritage Tree

Benicia is poised to have its first Heritage Tree if City Council approves a Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission recommendation. The Benicia Tree Foundation recommended that a Coastal Live Oak in Jenson Park be designated as a Heritage Tree. A nominated tree...

Statewide Parks Program grant workshops

The California Department of Parks and Recreation has announced dates for technical assistance workshops for the Statewide Parks Program.  This program provides grant funding for the acquisition and development of new parks and rehabilitation or expansion of overused...

Handicapping a key harbinger of spring

Scientists at the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station Portland, Oregon, have developed a model to predict bud burst. They used Douglas firs in their experiments but also surveyed research on about 100 other species, so they expect to be able to...

Super Grow XLV

As the country prepares to enjoy the battle between the Packers and the Steelers, Northern Texans are completing their local initiatives designed to offset the environmental impact of the Super Bowl. The NFL Environmental Program, Texas Forest Service, the North Texas...

Woodland Tree Foundation

“You meet wonderful people—good-hearted people—planting trees,” says David Wilkinson, a founder and board president of Woodland Tree Foundation. During its 10 years of operation, the foundation has planted over 2,100 trees in this Tree City USA northwest of...

Canopy Celebrates Tu Bishvat

Dozens of families, numerous former mayors of Palo Alto, and Canopy volunteers made up a crowd of about 100 people at Canopy’s annual awards ceremony. This year’s ceremony was held on Tu Bishvat, the Jewish holiday for trees, adding a special significance for many of...