California Arbor Week
California Arbor Week works to unite our members, cities, businesses, and individuals to educate Californians on the value trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods. An important message every day of the year, March 7-14 is a chance for Californians of all ages to celebrate our natural wonders and most treasured resources together. Be a part of California Arbor Week. Plant a tree. Join in a community event. Teach our youth.
The California State Assembly and Senate have approved Resolution ACR 10 (Dickinson) establishing March 7-14 of each year as California Arbor Week. The measure urges all California residents to observe the week with appropriate tree planting activities and programs. The resolution (ACR 10) was introduced by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson and was sponsored by California ReLeaf.
ACR 10 recognizes that trees are a vital resource to our communities and serve as an important link with nature for California’s residents. Trees are a valuable economic asset in our cities and towns and play a role in energy conservation, improving air quality, protecting water resources, providing habitat, and contributing to the overall health of residents.
California ReLeaf, founding sponsor of California Arbor Week, works statewide to promote alliances among community-based groups, individuals, industry, and government agencies, encouraging each to contribute to the livability of our cities and the protection of our environment by planting and caring for trees. Since 1992, California ReLeaf has distributed nearly $3 million to nonprofit and community-based groups throughout the state for the planting and care of trees on public property, education and outreach projects, and volunteer development programs. Grant recipients have involved thousands of volunteers in the planting and care of over 105,000 trees and have contributed more than $5 million in donated goods and services, volunteer time and matching funds.
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