urban forests

Trees Benefit from Federal Funding

In an effort to create jobs, improve the environment and stimulate the economy, the federal government in December awarded California ReLeaf $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The ARRA funding will allow California ReLeaf to distribute grants...

CUFAC Calls for Nominations

Recently, the California Community Forestry Advisory Committee (CCFAC) was replaced by the California Urban Forestry Advisory Committee (CUFAC). The new format reflects a desire for a wider range of advice for the Director of CAL FIRE and for the Urban Forestry...

Emerald Ash Borer University

Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the...

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...

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