Thank you to everyone from the WCISA community for the great support at last week’s educational workshop and book signing reception at Stanford! 173 people attended the workshop and had great things to say about the speakers and audience members alike. I really enjoyed the mycologists and their quirky world of hyphae and rhizomorphs. I
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Join Dr. Jessie A. Glaeser and Dr. Kevin T. Smith at Stanford’s Tresidder Student Union as we celebrate their new compendium on October 4th. Decay Fungi of Oaks and Associated Hardwoods for Western Arborists has just been published by The Britton Fund. Other featured speakers include Dr. Jim Downer, Roy Leggitt, III, and Helen Stone.
Our dedicated team of Britton Fund Riders cycled 60+ miles on May 7th to raise money for tree research and education! Click on a rider’s photo below to support his/her fundraising campaign.
The California State Assembly and Senate have established March 7-14 of each year as California Arbor Week. California Arbor Week is an opportunity to unite homeowners, cities, businesses, and individuals and to educate Californians on the value trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods. An important message every day of the year, March
Volunteer Certified Arborists Provide Free Tree Care at Boy Scout Camp: Event marks 8th annual volunteer weekend and a blossoming partnership between Arborists and Scouts MAR 17, 2013 – LOS ANGELES, CA – This weekend 50 volunteer Certified Arborists and their families volunteered their tree expertise at Camp Josepho, a Boy Scout camp in
Thanks to everyone who came out to support the release of our new book, The Biology and Management of Landscape Palms by Don Hodel. The event was stunning and raised about $6,000 for the fund. Activities included a personal palm tour, palm dissection, edible garden & cocktails, and book signing with author Don Hodel. Special
The Britton Fund partners with WCISA each year to hold an educational seminar in Palo Alto, CA. This year’s meeting, Maximing the Urban Forest on August 24, 2012, had 120 attendees and raised over $9,000 for the Fund. Thanks to the speakers, attendees and volunteers for raising the bar once again. View the event flyer
The 5th Annual Britton Fund Ride was held May 3, 2012 in Monterey, CA. 25 riders cycled a metric century, each raising a minimum of $850 for tree research and education. A few stops were made along the route, including tree plantings at Stevenson and George Marshall elementary schools! Click here for a video of
Over the past 10 years, we have organized annual volunteer work days to improve the treescape at a park or campsite in exchange for a donation to their tree research and education fund, The Britton Fund. This year’s event, at Camp Whitsett in the Sierras, involved pruning, removals, and brush clearing. Play time was also
The objective of the CA Arbor Week Tour project was simply to celebrate the trees of California, specifically in the Sacramento/Bay Area, and to educate the public on the value of arboriculture. A 10 day tour of engaging TreeCircus shows and Arbor Day celebrations were planned and fully executed. Through partnerships with Western Chapter ISA,