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About “Invest From the Ground Up”

When you stop and think about it, what makes a neighborhood great? Can you imagine a great neighborhood without trees? It’s a simple truth that great neighborhoods have character, rooted in the trees, parks and green spaces that help make the place we live feel like home.

Unfortunately, when decisions are being made about what’s best for our community to thrive, the true value provided by these basic resources—and the return on the investment we make in them—is often overlooked.

That’s why we started the “Invest From the Ground Up” campaign—because Californians deserve to know that investing in our trees, parks and green spaces not only helps create great neighborhoods, but gives us back much more than we put in.

The best solutions don’t have to be new, complicated or expensive. Once people see what can grow when we simply invest from the ground up, we can begin making decisions that help our communities thrive, our local businesses flourish and the place we live feel even more like home.

We’re partnering with homeowners, business owners, local governments and agencies, utilities, organizations and community leaders in cities across California to bring this campaign to a neighborhood near you. Stay tuned to our homepage to get regular updates and find out where we’re headed next!

Want this campaign in your community? Send us an email at investintrees@caufc.org, tell us on Facebook or Twitter, or give us a call at 415-479-8733.

About California Urban Forests Council

“Invest From the Ground Up” is a project of the California Urban Forests Council. At the Council we work to make California’s communities cleaner, healthier and more prosperous by supporting urban forestry (the care and management of trees within our communities). As the nation’s oldest urban forest council, we have seen the many ways in which urban forestry has improved communities across the state and over the decades.

In addition to running the “Invest From the Ground Up” campaign, which includes our new community tree planting program, we coordinate educational workshops, host an annual conference, help urban forest managers develop management plans, and support seven regional councils.

We invite you to find out more about us online, help us by investing in this campaign and get updates by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

California Urban Forests Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and an equal opportunity provider.

About Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture

WCISA_newlogocolorThe Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture was formed in 1934. It is a nonprofit corporation comprised of over 3200 persons in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada engaged or interested in the practice of arboriculture.  Western Chapter ISA is a member driven organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees by promoting research and education to advance the professional practice of arboriculture.  Visit us at www.wcisa.net.

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We’re looking for individuals, organizations and companies who want to invest in their community. Want to learn more about becoming a campaign sponsor? Contact us at investintrees@caufc.org or give us a call at 415-479-8733 today!

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