We need trees to
enhance our quality of life

Trees make our lives better in many ways.

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We need trees to
make us happier & healthier

Trees help us to reduce stress & increase exercise.

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We need trees to
clean the air we breathe

Trees absorb & store carbon dioxide and release oxygen for us to breathe.

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We need trees to
clean our water supply

Trees help stop pollutants in run-off reaching our water supplies.

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We need trees to
reduce heat in our cities

Shade from trees can keep our cities cool.

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As the nation’s oldest urban forest council and a nonprofit coalition, we’re on a mission to expand sustainable urban and community forests to improve the quality of life for all Californians. With your support we can create thriving and prosperous California communities transformed by healthy trees and green spaces.

Where your money goes…

When you donate or become a member, you are investing in urban and community trees, parks, and green spaces.

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Partnering for success…

Our regional councils work with local partners to ensure projects are successful.

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Urban forests provide a wide range of critical benefits to California’s communities.

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Our urban forests need advocates for their establishment and on-going care.

Support

There are many ways to support the work of CaUFC.

Our Mission:

To advance smart investment in urban and community trees, parks, and green spaces through outreach and education, community-based activities, and collaborative action.

Outreach and Education

We put on workshops throughout the year and an annual conference. Topics have included: Leading in your Community; The Built Environment & Public Health; Tree Risk & Urban Forestry; Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, and more.

Community-Based Activities

Our Invest From the Ground Up program is a public awareness program consisting of two parts:
1) Education and outreach to civically-minded Californians in order to encourage the care of trees and green spaces.
2) Large scale regional tree plantings across the state for carbon sequestering and air pollution reduction.

Collaborative Action

With a focus on building a strong coalition, we work with other statewide organizations such as the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and California ReLeaf.