1. TreePeople Starts Citizen Forester Program

    TreePeople, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to planting and preserving the city’s leafy canopy, started a Citizen Arborist program last Saturday.   Thirty-one people signed up to take four-hour courses for seven straight Saturdays in such topics as planting and caring for trees, tree anatomy, pruning, pest and disease management...
  2. L.A. Climate Study Shows Need for Cooling Effect of Tree Canopies

    Los Angeles, CA (June 19, 2012)- The City of Los Angeles has announced findings from one of the most sophisticated regional climate studies ever produced, predicting temperatures for as far out as the years 2041 – 2060. The bottom line: it’s going to get hot.   According to Los Angeles...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Urban ReLeaf Featured on NBC Nightly News

    One of our ReLeaf Network members, Urban ReLeaf in Oakland, was featured on the NBC Nightly News last night. Check out the great work that Kemba and Greg are doing in their city! Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy