1. GreatNonprofits

    Ever wonder what people are saying about your nonprofit? Here’s your chance to find out. GreatNonprofits is a place to find, review, and talk about great — and perhaps not so great — nonprofits. The website was designed so that people could rate and write reviews of nonprofits in their area. GreatNonprofits also serves as a resource for those looking for places to volunteer their time or donate their money. If you operate a nonprofit, be sure to stop by to insure the information on your organization’s page is correct and use the opportunity to proactively seek feedback from your...
  2. Urban Forest Managment Plan Toolkit

    The Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit website is now fully functional and ready for general use. The UFMP toolkit is a free online resource designed to help you develop an urban forest management plan for your area of interest, whether it’s a city, campus, business park, or any other urban forest setting. The UFMP website provides a framework for developing a plan and includes many references and examples. A unique feature of the site is that it provides online tools for working collaboratively with a group to develop the plan. Members of a project team can use the online tools...
  3. 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 neighborhoods or streetscapes that may not have access to permanent irrigation; DriWater provides an effective solution for providing around the clock moisture for establishment of these saplings and small trees. DriWater is offering your organization one case (20 units) of Perforated Tube delivery systems, which provides up to 30 days of watering, and two cases (40 units) of replacement gel...
  4. 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 energy information. Now users from coast to coast can enter species, tree size (diameter-at-breast height) or tree age and receive information on the amount of biomass and carbon stored in the tree, as well as benefits associated with energy conservation projects. All results are based on tree growth data from each of the 16 climate zones. To learn...
  5. 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 an inexpensive supplement to current resources by providing an easy reference that can be used on the job. TreeID contains over 250 trees (including 100 West Coast trees) across North America and includes a dynamic search key, information on native range, photos and descriptions of leaves, bark, twigs, fruit, and habitat. Additionally, it includes a native range map and tree form silhouettes. It was...