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UC Irvine Earns Tree Campus USA Designation

UC Irvine was built centered on Aldrich Park instead of the traditional college quad. Today, the university boasts more than 24,000 trees on campus - a quarter of them inside Aldrich Park alone. These trees have helped UC Irvine join other California universities UC...

What’s an Urban Tree Worth?

In September, the Pacific Northwest Research Station released its report "Calculating the Green in Green: What's an Urban Tree Worth?".  Research was completed in Sacramento, CA and Portland, OR. Geoffrey Donovan, research forester with the PNW Research Station,...

Palm Tree Killing Bug Found in Laguna Beach

A pest, which the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) considers to be "the world’s worst pest of palm trees," has been found in the Laguna Beach area, state officials announced on October 18. They said this is the first-ever detection of the red...

Tree Leaves Fight Pollution

The tree planting organizations in the ReLeaf Network keep reminding the public that we need to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases. But plants are already doing their part. Research published online earlier this month in Science shows that deciduous tree leaves,...

Tree Lodi Helps Green Park

Tree Lodi is in the middle of its campaign to raise money and supplies to plant 200 trees in DeBenedetti Park in Lodi. It is sending out envelopes asking people to donate money or gardening supplies, like gloves, fertilizer pellets, first aid kits, wheelbarrows, post...

GreatNonprofits

Ever wonder what people are saying about your nonprofit? Here's your chance to find out. GreatNonprofits is a place to find, review, and talk about great -- and perhaps not so great -- nonprofits. The website was designed so that people could rate and write reviews of...

Make a Difference Day

Two tree initiatives, NeighborWoods Month and Healthy Communitrees, will join forces this weekend to plant 4,000 trees statewide. And that's just the beginning. Nationwide, over 20,000 trees will be planted to celebrate "Make a Difference Day". For more information...

Public Helps Track Sudden Oak Death

--The Associated Press Posted: 10/4/2010 University of California, Berkeley scientists are enlisting the public's help in tracking a disease that is killing off oak trees. For the past two years, scientists have been counting on residents to collect tree samples and...