1. Study about the motivations of urban forestry volunteers

    A new study, “Examining Volunteer Motivations and Recruitment Strategies For Engagement in Urban Forestry” has been released by Cities and The Environment (CATE). Abstract: Few studies in urban forestry have examined the motivations of urban forestry volunteers. In this research, two social psychological theories (Volunteer Functions Inventory and Volunteer Process...
  2. California Arbor Week

    March 7 – 14 is California Arbor Week.  Urban and community forests play a vital role in our lives.  They filter rainwater and store carbon.  They feed and shelter birds and other wildlife.  They shade and cool our homes and neighborhoods, saving energy.  Maybe best of all, they form a...
  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. Tree Lodi Helps Green Park

    Tree Lodi is in the middle of its campaign to raise money and supplies to plant 200 trees in DeBenedetti Park in Lodi. It is sending out envelopes asking people to donate money or gardening supplies, like gloves, fertilizer pellets, first aid kits, wheelbarrows, post pounders or a staple guns....
  5. Healthy CommuniTrees Planting

    Western Chapter ISA has an exciting volunteer event around the corner – Healthy CommuniTrees will be planting 3300 trees in Fresno, San Diego, and the Central Coast on October 23rd. Certified Arborists are needed as planting supervisors at each site…and will earn 2 CEUs for their efforts! Register by filling...