California

  • Center for Urban Forest Research
    • USDA, Pacific Southwest Research Station. A wealth of information on: benefit-cost analyses, energy and carbon dioxide reduction, air quality and parking lot shade, urban watershed Protection, urban forest inventory and monitoring, green infrastructure, and sustainable urban ecosystems.
  • Friends of the Urban Forest
    • FUF is a community based organization which works in partnership with neighbors, community groups, businesses and the city government to expand and maintain San Francisco’s urban forest. Alliance For Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
    • Local community group advocates tree planting education and protection programs in the Sacramento, CA area. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) member.
  • TreePeople
    • TreePeople is a nonprofit environmental organization that has been serving the Los Angeles area for three decades, offering sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems. TreePeople staff and volunteers work in partnership with schools, neighborhoods, community groups and businesses bringing people and trees together to build stronger communities and improve the quality of the environment. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member
  • Our City Forest of Silicon Valley
    • This regional tree planting organization has planted 30,000 shade trees in and around San José since 1994. With its mission to involve people, over 100,000 residents have helped plant and care for these trees as well as provide environmental education programs to thousands. All trees are tracked for 3 years and the organization has a 90% tree survival rate
  • Acterra
    • Acterra is a nonprofit environmental organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They bring people together to shape sustainable communities and preserve natural resources through education, action, and advocacy.
  • Arroyo Seco Foundation
    • Grassroot organization seeking to preserve and restore the natural environment of the Arroyo Seco ecosystem – Pasadena, California
  • California Biodiversity Council
    • Local, state, and federal partners in conservation.
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
    • The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection protects the people of California from fires, responds to emergencies, and protects and enhances forest, range and watershed values providing social, economic, and environmental benefits to rural and urban citizens.
  • California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI)
    • The statewide federation of garden clubs in California representing more than 22,000 California gardeners, CGCI members plant trees in their communities throughout the state, preserve and protects the coastal redwood lands through the Sempervirens Fund, donate thousands of dollars each year to USDA national forests through the Penny Pines plantation program, promote Smokey Bear contests in schools and distribute educational materials about tree selection, planting and care to home gardeners.
  • California Native Plant Society
    • A statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants.
  • California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
    • Founded in 1968, California Rare Fruit Growers is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world, with members in 48 states and U.S. territories, and 30 countries. California ReLeaf
  • California’s Coastal Tree Communities
    • A collection of articles providing background information on California’s coastal woodland communities
  • Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto
    • Canopy is a non-profit advocate for Palo Alto\’s community trees and works to educate, inspire, and engage Palo Altans in the stewardship of new and existing trees
  • Center for Urban Forest Research
    • CUFR staff conducts research on the benefits and costs of urban forests and urban forest ecosystem sustainability. Part of the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station
  • CityTrees
    • A local Redwood City non-profit organization that promotes environmental stewardship through the planting and maintenance of trees with community involvement.
  • Cleveland National Forest–San Diego
    • The USDA Forest Service’s site for the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego.
  • Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program.
    • Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program.
  • Fallbrook Land Conservancy/Save Our Forest
    • To keep Fallbrook rural and green through reforestation of oak woodlands allowing for a wildlife corridor; to improve the community forest of downtown trees to provide a healthful environment and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.
  • Friends of Sausal Creek
    • An Oakland, California organization whose mission is “to promote awareness and appreciation of the Sausal Creek Watershed, and to inspire action to restore, preserve, and protect the creek and its watershed as both a natural resource and a community resource.
  • Friends of the Los Angeles River
    • Friends of the Los Angeles River is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship.
  • Hollywood Beautification Team
    • A local Los Angeles based non-profit organization that promotes environmental stewardship through the planting and maintenance of trees with community involvement.
  • Online Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit
    • Online urban forest management plan toolkit
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
    • Local community forestry organization. Information on urban forestry activities in the Sacramento area and other area-specific tree info.
  • San Diego Earth Times Online
    • Each month, San Diego Earth Times On-Line presents articles covering a wide variety of local, national and international environmental topics. The SDET archive contains every article published since our first issue in Dec ’93 — more than 1,100 articles.
  • San Francisco’s Urban Forest Map
    • Open source, urban forest map, information, benefit calculation, wiki, blogging. Includes city inventory and other trees, including private.
  • Santa Margarita Community Forestry
    • Established in 1996, this site is a volunteer organization promoting citizen education and participation in tree planting and care activities in Santa Margarita, a rural community located along the Central Coast of California.
  • Save-the-Redwoods League
    • Since 1918, the Save-the-Redwoods League has worked to conserve California’s redwood forest lands by purchasing land from willing sellers at fair market value and donating this land to one of the California Redwood State Parks, or another public park or
  • SelecTree for California
    • A tree selection guide that can help you choose the right tree for the right place.
  • Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens–San Francisco
    • One of the finest botanical gardens in the United States, Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens features a spectacular array of plants from the world’s Mediterranean and mild temperate climates, to high-elevation tropical cloud forests.
  • TREE Davis
    • Community based organization, 510(c)3, fostering tree planting, and educational outreach for better community tree care
  • TREE MUSKETEERS
    • TREE MUSKETEERS is a non-profit youth environmental organization. Their mission is to empower young people to become leaders of environmental and social change in Earth’s communities. TREE MUSKETEERS sponsors youth activities in the South Bay area of Southern California and provide program materials to youth groups nationwide.
  • Los Angeles County Arboretum
    • The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and located in the city of Arcadia.
  • Tree Foundation of Kern
    • The Tree Foundation of Kern is a non-profit 501(c)(3) California corporation established in 1993. It is dedicated to the advancement of a sustainable urban and community forestry plan in Kern County, CA.
  • Urban Tree Foundation
    • The Urban Tree Foundation provides services and programs to benefit the urban forest throughout California. Our focus is planting and maintaining street trees in Visalia, California. Founded in 1999, UTF is dedicated to promoting and preserving the urban forest through education, planting and tree care. In collaboration with public and private agencies, UTF assists communities in becoming active partners in the planting and maintenance of the urban forest
  • University of California Davis Arboretum
    • The U.C. Davis Arboretum specializes in plants adapted to a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Established in 1936, the Arboretum occupies about 100 acres along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek, in California’s Central Valley.
  • University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project
    • Promotes integrated, ecologically sound pest management programs in California.
  • Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute
    • Based at Cal Poly, this institute was developed to address the increasing need for improved management of the urban forests in California. Their website provides research, news, a tree selection guide, and a wealth of web links
  • Urban Forest of the Los Angeles City
    • Provides a directory and other information on trees of the Los Angeles City parks. Offers directory to Heritage Trees map and invites to visit our parks to enjoy our unique trees palette
  • Urban Tree Foundation
    • The Urban Tree Foundation provides services and programs to benefit the urban forest throughout California. Our focus is planting and maintaining street trees in Visalia, California. Founded in 1999, UTF is dedicated to promoting and preserving the urban forest through education, planting and tree care. In collaboration with public and private agencies, UTF assists communities in becoming active partners in the planting and maintenance of the urban forest.

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