Google's Tree Canopy Lab identifies the location of every tree in a city and maps out where trees are needed most. Google unvieled Tree Canopy Lab today, featuring its pilot application for the City of Los Angeles. Data for hundreds more cities is on the way, the company says. The hope is that cities will […]
How scientists are making sure increasingly powerful fires do not wipe out forests forever. Last spring, a tree-planting crew hiked into the hills near Paradise, California, to take on a challenge: What's the best way to replant a forest when it's vrey likely that it could burn again? In April, Austin Rempel, senior manager of […]
President forms Unitied States One Trillion Trees Interagency Council. Early this year, the World Economic Forum launched a global initiative to grow, restore and conserve 1 trillion trees around the world in a bid to restore biodiverstiy and help fight climate change. This project aims to unite governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and individuals in a […]
Conserving and restoring native forests is more effective in absorbing CO2 than planting tree plantations. Click here to read a recent article posted by the Native Plant Conservation Campaign that compares tree planting efforts to absorb carbon and combat climate change with efforts to conserve existing forests.
Brad Adams Interviewedby Wolfram Alderson [caption id="attachment_353" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Brad Adams Turning on His Lathe (Photo by Wolfram Alderson)[/caption] How did you end being a wood turner – artist? Please describe yourself. I think of myself as more artisan than artist. It all started out with making some furniture I wanted which involved turning some […]
The Benicia Tree Foundation is proud to be a part of a growing community of tree organizations in the Bay Area. Benicia Tree Foundation The Mission of the Benicia Tree Foundation is to strengthen community by promoting and supporting tree planting, maintenance, and education. Canopy Canopy protects and grows the urban forest in Palo Alto, […]
The theme for the Girl Scouts this year is Forever Green. The Benicia Girl Scouts are living up to this theme in a big way. The Scouts have already participated in 2 tree plantings and earned their tree badges. The Benicia Tree Foundation truly appreciates this support.
LEAF METAPHOR As leaves on trees, we come and go,our colors yellow, green or red,our shapes and sizesoval, pinnate, round.We dance on the breeze,we rustle in the wind,we shade plants below. As leaves we bud,burst forth on limbs,unruffle into space.As leaves we hoverthrough hot summersand together make a placein which birds hide. In autumnall this […]
Interview by Wolfram Alderson, Executive Director with the Bencia Tree Foundation. My name is Ed Brennan, I’m 61 years old and live in Benicia, CA. [caption id="attachment_384" align="aligncenter" width="833"] Ed Brennan leading a Bicycle Tree Tour in Benicia[/caption] What drew you to Benicia? Benicia has a combination of a smalll town village feel and being […]