1. Silence Isn’t Golden

    Over the next month, community groups and ReLeaf Network members across California have an opportunity to comment on two important issues. They are the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWM); and the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Urban Forest Project Protocols. To date, these efforts...
  2. 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...
  3. Tree Foundation of Kern’s Citizen Forester Program

    Melissa Iger and Ron Combs of the Tree Foundation of Kern have worked to design a program outline for teaching Citizen Foresters to help volunteers at plantings as well as homeowners, tree workers or anyone who is interested in trees. For years, they have held Citizen Forester classes, but have...
  4. 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...
  5. Tree Care Starts Early

    Arboriculture starts in the nursery. The importance of young tree structure both above and below ground has lead to the development of two publications by the Urban Tree Foundation: “Guideline Specifications for Nursery Tree Quality” and “Strategies for Producing High Quality Container Root Systems, Trunks, and Crowns.” These documents represent an...