urban forestry

WFI International Fellowship Program

For over a decade, the World Forest Institute (WFI) has offered a unique International Fellowship Program to professionals in natural resources--such as foresters, environmental educators, land managers, NGO practioners and researchers--to conduct a practical research...

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...

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...

Tree Care Starts Early

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...

Decision Maker Education Campaign

In an effort to educate decision makers, California ReLeaf has teamed up with others around the state to create an education campaign that focuses on the many benefits of urban greening. The first component of the campaign included a brown bag lunch session and an...

Tree Musketeers Win Award

Tree Musketeers was awarded the California Urban Forestry Award for Outstanding Urban Forestry Project of the Year for their "Trees to the Sea" project. The award, given by the California Urban Forests Council, is presented to an organization or community which...

Congresswoman Matsui Honored

On October 2, 2009, Congresswoman Doris Matsui was awarded the California Urban Forestry Award for Community Building with Trees. This honor is awarded by California Urban Forests Council to a corporation or public official whose mission is not urban forestry related...

Dos Pueblos High School Neighborwoods Event

On October 17, Goleta Valley Beautiful hosted a tree care and landscaping event at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta. Twenty-one volunteers contributed 67 service hours to plant six Coast Live Oak trees, extend the irrigation system and move a truckload of mulch to...

Urban Forest Conference a Success

The 2009 California Urban Forest Conference: "What Now? What Next? A New Direction for Urban and Community Forestry"  was a great success. Over 100 participants filled the conference room in Ventura as Andy Lipkis, President of TreePeople, delivered the keynote...

New Website

Welcome to California ReLeaf's new website! The website features tools that we hope will make it easier for people to learn about urban forestry, find a tree group in their area, and stay up-to-date on the latest projects, research and volunteer opportunities. These...