1. Wood Utilization Options for Insect-Killed Urban Trees

    Washington, DC (February 2013) – The U.S. Forest Service has released a new handbook, “Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infested by Invasive Species,” to provide guidance on best uses and practices for dead and dying urban trees infected by invasive insects in the eastern U.S.   The downloadable publication,...
  2. Governor Proclaims March 7 Arbor Day

    Governor Proclaims March 7 Arbor Day Statewide Arbor Week Poster Contest Winners Unveiled   Sacramento – Just as trees across the state are beginning to blossom for spring, California’s Arbor Week is highlighting the importance trees have on communities and their residents. Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown proclaimed the start...
  3. 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...
  4. Urban Forestry Grants Awarded

    California ReLeaf announced today that 25 community groups across the state will receive a total of nearly $200,000 in funding for tree care and tree planting projects through the California ReLeaf 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Grant Program.  Individual grants range from $2,700 to $10,000.   The grant recipients are...
  5. 2013 California Arbor Week Poster Contest

    Third, fourth, and fifth grade students throughout California are invited to participate in this year’s California Arbor Week Poster Contest. This year’s contest, “The Trees in My Community Are an Urban Forest” is designed to increase knowledge of the important roles of trees and the many benefits they provide to...
  6. WCISA Annual Conference: Call for Presentations

    Between climate change and the awakening economy, business is heating up for arborists. WCISA’s 79th Annual Conference wants to explore “hot topics” for arborists. Three tracks covering advanced arboriculture, a focus on palm trees and utility arboriculture offers something for everyone.   If you have expertise in new arboriculture techniques...
  7. Partners in Community Forestry Conference Heads to Sacramento

      The Partners in Community Forestry National Conference Heads to Sacramento, California   Register now and book your room for the 2012 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference, November 14-15, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Community forests continue to play an increasingly powerful role in the health and sustainability of...