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California Urban Forests Council Hiring

California Urban Forests Council Hiring

Three years ago, United Voices for Healthier Communities planted 7,000 trees at 30 sites throughout Southern California. This year, California Urban Forests Council plans to plant 3,400 trees in San Diego, the Fresno are and the Central Coast through the program....

DriWater Donates Product for Arbor Day

DriWater Donates Product for Arbor Day

California’s Arbor Day (March 7-14, 2010) is just around the corner, and to support organizations involved in tree plantings for this holiday, DriWater, Inc., is glad to donate our time-release water products. Since these plantings are often volunteer-based and in...

Prop. 84 Grant Updates

Urban Greening PLANNING and PROJECTS Grant Programs – Solicitation released The Strategic Growth Council adopted and released the Final Guidelines for the Urban Greening PLANNING and PROJECTS grant programs. Please follow the links to access the guidelines. They have...

Trees Benefit from Federal Funding

In an effort to create jobs, improve the environment and stimulate the economy, the federal government in December awarded California ReLeaf $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The ARRA funding will allow California ReLeaf to distribute grants...

CUFAC Calls for Nominations

Recently, the California Community Forestry Advisory Committee (CCFAC) was replaced by the California Urban Forestry Advisory Committee (CUFAC). The new format reflects a desire for a wider range of advice for the Director of CAL FIRE and for the Urban Forestry...

Emerald Ash Borer University

Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the...

WFI International Fellowship Program

For over a decade, the World Forest Institute (WFI) has offered a unique International Fellowship Program to professionals in natural resources--such as foresters, environmental educators, land managers, NGO practioners and researchers--to conduct a practical research...

CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator Now National

The Center for Urban Forestry Research's Tree Carbon Calculator (CTCC) is now national. The CTCC is programmed in an Excel spreadsheet, just like the old one, but now covers 16 US climate zones. This verision includes new features: palm species, emissions factors and...

Tree ID App for the iPhone

Jason Siniscalchi, a PhD in Forest Resource Science from West Virginia University has developed a tree identification application for the iPhone called TreeID. This application may have particular benefit for professionals, volunteers, or stakeholders. TreeID provides...

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