Forms and Information for Completing Your ReLeaf Grant
Project & Reporting Resources
Small Grants – Reporting and Guides
California Arbor Week – Sponsored by Edison International (Southern California Edison)
- Eligibility, Application, and Program Details
- Arbor Week Grant Program Guide
- Here are the logos for ReLeaf and Edison International for your marketing materials/signage.
- California Arbor Week Final Report (Online Form)
- Read the list of questions.
Growing Green Communities – Sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Large Grants – Marketing & Signage
- Here are logos for ReLeaf, CAL FIRE, and CCI for use on your marketing materials and signage
- Looking for inspiration for your project signage? Look at these examples from past grantees.
- Don’t want to design your own acknowledgment sign? Use our customizable acknowledgment sign templates below – and resize them if needed. A free account with Canva is required to access, edit, and download the templates. If you are a nonprofit, you can get a FREE Canva Pro for Nonprofits account by applying on their website. Canva also has some great tutorials to help you get started. Need some graphic design help? Watch our Graphics Design Webinar!
Treecovery Grant Acknowledgment Sign Templates
Tree Selection and Planning
- Successful trees planting starts with selection. Read about important steps in the ReLeaf guide, Trees for the 21st Century
- SelecTree – This program designed by the Urban Forestry Ecosystems Institute at Cal Poly is a tree selection database for California. You can find the best tree to plant by attribute or by zip code.
- Tree Quality Cue Card – When you’re at the nursery, this cue card helps you choose the best quality tree stock to plant. Available in English or Spanish.
- The Sunset Western Garden Book can tell you more about your area’s hardiness zone and appropriate plants for your climate.
- WUCOLS provides an assessment of irrigation water needs for over 3,500 species.
- Getting ready to host a tree planting event takes some planning – Check out our Tree Planting Event Toolkit to get you started.
Planting & Care
- California ReLeaf Educational Webinar: Tree Care Through Establishment with guest speaker Doug Wildman
- Printable Tree-Planting Guide (TreePeople)
- ANSI A300 Standards
- Tree Planting Cue Card – This card from the Urban Tree Foundation helps you remember the important steps you can take to help your tree get the best start possible. The card is available in English or Spanish.
- Trees and Drought – Water Wise Tree Care (ReLeaf)
- Pest and Disease information (Canopy)
- Common Tree Problems and Possible Solutions (Friends of the Urban Forest)
- Pruning Cue Card. It is recommended to prune your tree in the first few years after it’s been planted to gradually create good structure and form. The card is available in English or Spanish.
- Pruning Guidance and Videos (Sacramento Tree Foundation)
- Tree Health Monitoring Educational Webinar with guest speaker Doug Wildman
- View more on our resources page.
Great photographs will help tell your grant /project story and drive support for future events. Here are some tips for getting some great shots:
- If using your phone camera, wipe the lens before taking photos. This is a simple step we often forget, but that can help make much clearer photographs
- Capture all steps of the process: planning meetings caring for trees, kids learning from experts, watering, digging, etc.
- Focus on getting faces in shots and not just capturing folks from behind
- Delegate! You will be busy putting on your event. Asking a volunteer or two to be in charge of capturing photos will help make sure you get some great ones.
- For more tips about photographing tree planting events, watch this webinar from our archives: How to Make Good Photos GREAT!
- Please have your participants sign photo release forms at check-in. Here is an example template.
When you share your events on social media, please tag and recognize your sponsors:
- If applicable, your Small Grant Utility Sponsor i.e. PG&E (@pacificgasandelectric) or Southern California Edison (@sce)
- US Forest Service, @USForestService
- CAL FIRE, @CALFIRE
- California ReLeaf, @CalReLeaf