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Arbor Week Poster Contest Winners

Poster designed by Mira Hobie of Sacramento, CA California ReLeaf is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Arbor Week Poster Contest! The winners are Mira Hobie from Westlake Charter School in Sacramento (3rd grade), Adam Vargas from Celerity Troika Charter School...

Arbor Week brochures

Use this colorful Arbor Week brochure to distribute to the public during your Arbor Week event!  It explains what Arbor Week is and offers valuable statistics about the value of urban forestry to our communities. If you are interested in receiving some of these...

Benicia’s first Heritage Tree

Benicia is poised to have its first Heritage Tree if City Council approves a Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission recommendation. The Benicia Tree Foundation recommended that a Coastal Live Oak in Jenson Park be designated as a Heritage Tree. A nominated tree...

Statewide Parks Program grant workshops

The California Department of Parks and Recreation has announced dates for technical assistance workshops for the Statewide Parks Program.  This program provides grant funding for the acquisition and development of new parks and rehabilitation or expansion of overused...

Urban Greening Grants

The California Natural Resources Agency, on behalf of the Strategic Growth Council, has announced the second round of a competitive grant program for urban greening projects and plans.  The grant guidelines and FAQs are available at CA Natural Resources Agency. The...

Adult Partner Team Members Needed

Join the movement!  Cheer on youth as they become environmental leaders.  Tree Musketeers in El Segundo (www.treemusketeers.org) is looking for Adult Partner Team members to encourage youth as they "take the wheel".  As a member of the Adult Partner Team (APT), you...

Awards available from the Nature Hills Nursery

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards, which are designed to give national recognition and $5,000 in plants to community groups and organizations that are improving their local environments. The annual award,...

Handicapping a key harbinger of spring

Scientists at the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station Portland, Oregon, have developed a model to predict bud burst. They used Douglas firs in their experiments but also surveyed research on about 100 other species, so they expect to be able to...