“Invest From the Ground Up” is a campaign to show Californians how investing in our trees and green spaces creates great neighborhoods. It is a project of the California Urban Forests Council.

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Giveaways Grow on Trees!
Jul 2014 27

Like us and leave a comment on Facebook to win a signed copy of Carolyn Finney’s new book “Black Faces, White Spaces”! (Sells unsigned for $24.95). Each week during August we will be giving away an autographed book to one lucky follower. All you have to do is Like Us (if you don’t already) and comment on any (or all) of our Great Things Grow on Trees photos. Since the beginning of July, we have been featuring a benefit of […]

Rooftop Solar Power and Trees: Natural Partners (no, really)
Apr 2014 23

Guest blog by Dan Staley, Principal of Analemma Resources, an urban forestry, ecology and planning firm in Aurora, CO focusing on applied research, policy and implementation. Rooftop solar power generation is coming to our neighborhoods. Let’s get ready. Falling prices, energy security, and improved property values are some of the reasons you see solar panels going up on roofs near your home or business. And there are more on the way. Solar power generation is increasing rapidly – accounting for […]

El Cerrito Business & Trees – Creating A Vibrant Business Community
Apr 2014 10

Invest From the Ground Up partnered with the City of El Cerrito and the Chamber of Commerce to initiate a conversation with local businesses about community trees. In February, we released a survey asking of local businesses for input and their viewpoints on trees and the effect on businesses. We received over 40 responses from the approximately 250 small businesses that populate San Pablo Avenue and other El Cerrito businesses streets. The response rate for the survey shows that businesses […]

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