1. Urban Forestry Grants Awarded

    California ReLeaf announced today that 25 community groups across the state will receive a total of nearly $200,000 in funding for tree care and tree planting projects through the California ReLeaf 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Grant Program.  Individual grants range from $2,700 to $10,000.   The grant recipients are...
  2. Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids!

    On October 6, 2012, Canopy, a local nonprofit group, and California ReLeaf Network member, dedicated to planting trees for healthier communities, will bring together corporate and community volunteer groups to plant 120 shade and fruit trees. In collaboration with Microsoft Corp., Odwalla Plant-A-Tree, Cal Fire’s Urban and Community Forestry Program,...
  3. Disney’s Friends for Change Spread Conservation Message

    Disney stars, Ross Lynch and Laura Marano from Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally, joined TreePeople—a nonprofit dedicated to growing a sustainable future—to connect kids with nature and create green spaces at San Pedro Elementary School in Los Angeles.   More than 100 local students and Disney VoluntEARS planted 350 trees and gardens at the school....
  4. USDA Forest Service Chief Visits Oakland

    USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell visited Oakland on Monday, August 20 to present a check for $181,000 to Oakland ReLeaf to support their Green Street Research, Demonstration and Education Project as well as tree planting and maintenance throughout the city of Oakland.   To see even more pictures of...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...