1. Carbon Offsets & the Urban Forest

    The California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) calls for a 25% statewide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. How are you responding? Urban forest offset projects are in their early stages and there is uncertainty as to their effectiveness. However, by involving the business sector in climate protection, the offset market could spur investment and create new revenue streams for urban forestry. Come to the workshop on June 6th to find out how you can capitalize on urban forestry offset projects. Program agenda, driving directions and registration information is available online at http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu/events/carbon-offsets-the-urban-forest-1/carbon-offsets. Click HERE for access. Your $65...
  2. Celebrating Trees, Art, and Tu Bishvat

    As the sun sank down below the horizon last night, Tu Bishvat, sometimes referred to as Tu B’Shevat or the Jewish “New Year for Trees”, began. Originally used to calculate the age of fruit trees, recently the Jewish holiday has come to be less pragmatic and more celebratory. In recent years, it’s been touted as the “Jewish Arbor Day.” “Tu Bishvat is a good reminder of our connection to the Earth,” says David Krantz, president and chairman of the Green Zionist Alliance, a Jewish environmental group. “We have a symbiotic relationship with trees, but we tend to forget that. Humans and trees...
  3. Tree Lodi Revitalizes New Park

    On Saturday, February 11, from 10 am to 2pm, our friends at Tree Lodi will be planting 180 trees in a 15-acre portion of the new DeBenedetti Park.  The park is located at the corner of Century Blvd. and Lower Sacramento Road in Lodi.   On Saturday, April 7th, they will be celebrating Arbor Day in Lodi with a follow-up tree planting and other tree related events, including a free tree giveaway. Tree Lodi is a community-based non-profit organization created to promote, and advocate for the planting, maintenance and preservation of Lodi’s urban forest through education, stewardship, and community involvement.  They...
  4. Planning an Arbor Week Event?

    Join us on Wednesday, January 25 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. for the Arbor Week Planning and Promotion Webinar. During this free webinar, you’ll learn how to: Plan your Arbor Week event, Promote your Arbor Week event, and Get media and community attention during Arbor Week. To register for the webinar, email Ashley at amastin@californiareleaf.org.
  5. Sustainable Cities Design Academy

    The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) announces the call for applications for its 2012 Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA). AAF encourages public-private partnership project teams to apply. Successful applicants will join AAF for one of two design workshops: • April 11-13, 2012, San Francisco • July 18-20, 2012, Baltimore SCDA connects project teams and multi-disciplinary sustainable design experts through highly interactive design workshops that help project teams advance their green infrastructure and community development goals. To support a diverse portfolio of SCDA projects, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) generously underwrites participants’ attendance costs. Applications are due Friday, December 30, 2011. Application materials...
  6. 2011 Conference

    The Conference Join municipal arborists, urban forest managers, landscape design professionals, planners, and non-profits from across California for this unique educational and networking experience in Palo Alto. With a focus on utilizing urban forestry to revitalize California’s communities, participants will leave the conference with tools to improve the areas where the majority of Californian’s live, work and play. We’ll discuss: community revitalization, nontraditional funding sources, best management practices, species selection, tree pruning and much more! The Friday afternoon sessions will include two separate tracks – one specifically for non-profits and another geared towards municipalities. Agenda Thursday, September 15 6:00 p.m....
  7. 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 celebration by conducting an event or exhibit that would help raise awareness about the value of California’s native plants.  Earth Day falls during that week, creating a great opportunity to highlight native plants as a theme for a booth or educational program. CNPS will be creating an online calendar for California Native Plant Week so people can locate events.  To register an...
  8. Arbor Week Webinar

    Join California ReLeaf and LucyCo Communications as we present a webinar to help your city or organization make the most of your Arbor Week celebration. The webinar will be held Thursday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. Join us for a Webinar on February 3   Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/984155622      Before you log-on to the webinar, please download the Arbor Week Toolkit. We’ll be referencing this document during the call.