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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Trees offer social, environmental, and economic benefits throughout their lifetime. But not all trees are equally well-suited for every planting site or in every climate. Tree selection and placement are two of the most important decisions a homeowner makes when landscaping a new home or replacing a...
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Cities across the U.S. are seeing worse floods and hotter summers, but experts believe urban parks can help residents cope.
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A growing movement is promoting the role gardening can play in patient recovery and rehabilitation
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Nice video put together by the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership - great things happening in their community! (And our own Diana Ruiz!)
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Nature heals trauma by giving us a chance to be together outside. Nature is inclusive—we all belong there.

“From cradle to grave, there is compelling evidence that human beings need to be in natural settings,” Dr Razani.

Dr Razani, speaking at our conference & pediatrician @UCSFChildrens prescribes nature for health. See the schedule

Update: Dr Jackson has been called to DC to advise on ACA. Dr Razani, prescribes nature, is our new closing speaker.

Entries close at midnight tonight for our awards for excellence in Urban Forestry. Don't miss out. InvestInTrees photo

Entries close at midnight Monday for our awards for excellence in Urban Forestry. You can even nominate yourself. InvestInTrees photo

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