1. Welcome to Houston Park

    The underserved Houston neighborhood in Visalia had no public gathering places or recreational facilities. The new Houston Neighborhood Park, planted by Urban Tree Foundation in partnership with California ReLeaf, represents the hard work of numerous volunteers from the community coming together to create positive change in their neighborhood. More than...
  2. Lessons Learned in Pennsylvania

    By Keith McAleer   It was a pleasure to represent Tree Davis at this year’s Partners in Community Forestry National Conference in Pittsburgh (a big thank you to California ReLeaf for making my attendance possible!).  The annual Partners conference is a unique opportunity for non-profits, arborists, public agencies, scientists and...
  3. Connecting, Sharing, and Learning – Be Active in Your Networks

    By Joe Liszewski   Over the past several weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to attend and participate in several conferences and meetings, most notably the National Partners in Community Forestry Conference and the California Association of Nonprofits Annual Policy Convention.  These meetings were an opportunity to connect and learn from...
  4. Sacramento Tree Foundation Greenprint Workshop

    If you have never had the opportunity to attend one of the Sacramento Tree Foundation’s Greenprint Summits, you should really make the effort this year. On January 30, 2014, people from all over the Sacramento region will gather in Citrus Heights for a day of networking, conversation, and collaboration on...
  5. A New Era for EEMP

    California’s popular Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) was funded at $7 million in the 2013-14 State Budget through legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown today.  This is the only statewide local assistance funding for urban forestry for this fiscal year.   While the reinstatement of EEMP funding certainly comes...
  6. California’s Water – Where does urban forestry fit in?

    I sometimes wonder how urban forestry can create and maintain a strong and resilient presence in such large-scale state issues such as improving California’s air and water quality.  This is especially true when specific topics surface at the State Legislature such as AB 32 implementation and the 2014 water bond....