Grantee Resources

Forms and Information for Completing Your ReLeaf Grant

Project & Reporting Resources

Large Grants – Reporting


Small Grants – Reporting and Guides

California Arbor Week – Sponsored by Edison International (Southern California Edison)

Growing Green Communities – Sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Large Grants – Marketing & Signage

  • Here are logos for ReLeaf, CAL FIRE, and CCI for use on your marketing materials and signage
  • Looking for inspiration for your project signage? Look at these examples from past grantees.
  • Don’t want to design your own acknowledgment sign? Use our customizable acknowledgment sign templates below – and resize them if needed. A free account with Canva is required to access, edit, and download the templates. If you are a nonprofit, you can get a FREE Canva Pro for Nonprofits account by applying on their website. Canva also has some great tutorials to help you get started. Need some graphic design help? Watch our Graphics Design Webinar!

Treecovery Grant Acknowledgment Sign Templates

Acknowledgement Sign Template

Tree Selection and Planning

  • Successful trees planting starts with selection. Read about important steps in the ReLeaf guide, Trees for the 21st Century
  • SelecTree – This program designed by the Urban Forestry Ecosystems Institute at Cal Poly is a tree selection database for California. You can find the best tree to plant by attribute or by zip code.
  • Tree Quality Cue Card – When you’re at the nursery, this cue card helps you choose the best quality tree stock to plant. Available in English or Spanish.
  • The Sunset Western Garden Book can tell you more about your area’s hardiness zone and appropriate plants for your climate.
  • WUCOLS provides an assessment of irrigation water needs for over 3,500 species.
  • Getting ready to host a tree planting event takes some planning – Check out our Tree Planting Event Toolkit to get you started.

Planting & Care


Great photographs will help tell your grant /project story and drive support for future events. Here are some tips for getting some great shots:

  • If using your phone camera, wipe the lens before taking photos. This is a simple step we often forget, but that can help make much clearer photographs
  • Capture all steps of the process: planning meetings caring for trees, kids learning from experts, watering, digging, etc.
  • Focus on getting faces in shots and not just capturing folks from behind
  • Delegate! You will be busy putting on your event. Asking a volunteer or two to be in charge of capturing photos will help make sure you get some great ones.
  • For more tips about photographing tree planting events, watch this webinar from our archives: How to Make Good Photos GREAT!
  • Please have your participants sign photo release forms at check-in. Here is an example template.

Social Media

When you share your events on social media, please tag and recognize your sponsors:

  • If applicable, your Small Grant Utility Sponsor i.e. PG&E (@pacificgasandelectric) or Southern California Edison (@sce)
  • US Forest Service, @USForestService
  • California ReLeaf, @CalReLeaf

Orientations & Guidance