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Trees: Good for Jobs and the Economy

 Guest blog by Kyle Anderson of Express Employment Professionals (EEP), a staffing agency with over 600 offices in the United States. Whenever companies are in need of new employees, Express takes care of recruiting, screening, and interviewing potential workers....

It’s hot in the city

It's 86°F outside the city, but not far away, in the downtown area without trees, temperatures are significantly hotter—in the 90’s—people are sweltering, air conditioners are on full blast, sidewalks are being damaged, air pollution is up. This is becoming an...

10 Myths about Trees

Here at Invest from the Ground Up headquarters, we hear a lot of tree myths floating around.   Read on to learn about some common misconceptions about trees. Myth 1:  Anyone can plant a tree correctly! Truth:  It’s true anyone can plant a tree, but to growing a...

Trees Reduce Energy Costs

Did you know that just three trees properly placed around a house can save up to 30% of energy use? Staying cool can be a matter of life or death Summer’s here and that means picnics, pools and peaches but it also means HOT days.  Last week, my neighbor commented to...

Invest From the Ground Up launches in Bakersfield!

There’s no denying we’re in the heat of summer.  With temperatures rising over 100 degrees, Bakersfield is literally baking in the summer sun! There’s no better time of the year to give thanks to trees for the cooling effect they have on our homes and streets.  While...

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Text and research by the California Center for Natural History Molt Along with looking to the sky for red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) this summer, check the ground. You might find feathers as the raptors molt. Red-tails aren’t migrating or nesting in … Read more
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