1. The Relationship Between Trees & Human Health

    The Relationship Between Trees and Human Health Evidence from the Spread of the Emerald Ash Borer   Background: Several recent studies have identifıed a relationship between the natural environment and improved health outcomes. However, for practical reasons, most have been observational, cross-sectional studies.   Purpose: A natural experiment, which provides...
  2. US Forest Service Report Forecasts Next 50 Years

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 —A comprehensive U.S. Forest Service report released today examines the ways expanding populations, increased urbanization, and changing land-use patterns could profoundly impact natural resources, including water supplies, nationwide during the next 50 years. Significantly, the study shows the potential for significant loss of privately-owned forests to...
  3. Healthy Trees Mean Healthy People and Healthy Communities

    The health of California’s population is largely determined by the social, physical, economic, and environments in which people live, work, learn, and play.  These environments shape the choices that people make every day, as well as their opportunities and resources for health. Simply put: urban and community forests make our...
  4. Fruit for Families

    The Sacramento Tree Foundation has been branching out of Sacramento since the introduction of its Greenprint Initiative in 2004. The Greenprint is the organization’s vision to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Sacramento region, not just those area’s within city limits.   One of the ways Sac Tree...
  5. Benicia Branches Out to Improve Air Quality

    Understanding And Valuing Benicia’s Urban Forest Jeanne Steinmann Before the gold rush in 1850, Benicia’s hills and flats made for a rather barren landscape. In 1855, humorist George H. Derby, an army Lieutenant, is reported to have liked the people of Benicia, but not the place, as it was “not...
  6. Boy Scouts Plant Trees in Santa Monica

    Boy Scouts plant trees for achievement, environment   By Ashley Archibald, Santa Monica Daily Press     A stand of young California sycamores, supported by poles nearly as tall as the trees themselves, line what used to be a dilapidated asphalt pad, sentinels against the waves of invisible chemicals and...