1. My Favorite Tree: Gail Church

    To celebrate California Arbor Week, which begins later this week on March 7th, we’ll be bringing you a series of blog posts on the favorite trees of California ReLeaf board and staff members. Today, we hear from Gail Church, Executive Director of Tree Musketeers and a California ReLeaf board member....
  2. President Obama, Ever Consider More Trees?

    You would have to live under a rock to not know that President Obama presented his State of the Union address to Congress and the country last night. During his speech, he talked about climate change, its effects on our country, and urged us to take action. He said:  ...
  3. The Dust Bowl – Can It Happen Again?

    This is an interesting article by Mark Hopkins at Valley Crest. He talks about the connection between native plantings, drought conditions, and the Dust Bowl. It seems the bulk of action needs to be taken by urban residents. In the 1930’s the nation’s mid-section experienced one of the worst ecological...
  4. Urban Forestry Grants Awarded

    California ReLeaf announced today that 25 community groups across the state will receive a total of nearly $200,000 in funding for tree care and tree planting projects through the California ReLeaf 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Grant Program.  Individual grants range from $2,700 to $10,000.   The grant recipients are...
  5. Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids!

    On October 6, 2012, Canopy, a local nonprofit group, and California ReLeaf Network member, dedicated to planting trees for healthier communities, will bring together corporate and community volunteer groups to plant 120 shade and fruit trees. In collaboration with Microsoft Corp., Odwalla Plant-A-Tree, Cal Fire’s Urban and Community Forestry Program,...
  6. Disney’s Friends for Change Spread Conservation Message

    Disney stars, Ross Lynch and Laura Marano from Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally, joined TreePeople—a nonprofit dedicated to growing a sustainable future—to connect kids with nature and create green spaces at San Pedro Elementary School in Los Angeles.   More than 100 local students and Disney VoluntEARS planted 350 trees and gardens at the school....
  7. Britton Fund Announces 2013 Arbor Week Tour

    Last year, Tree Circus, the Britton Fund, WCISA, California ReLeaf, Sacramento Tree Foundation, Canopy, and the Luther Burbank Experimental Farm and Garden partnered to bring the California Arbor Week Tour to Northern California. The objective of the CA Arbor Week Tour project was simply to celebrate the trees of California,...