Additional resources and references

This is a very general list of resources on trees. Of course, there are thousands, but we found these useful during the development of this Guide. Some from these entries were also used as references for a portion of the specific information we used throughout the Guide.

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Wikipedia

This is by far easiest and most comprehensive platform to learn about individual trees, urban forests and almost anything else you can think of regarding trees. Much the information presented on the trees in Rancho Yolo comes directly from this platform.

Sacramento Tree Foundation

Very good information on many aspects of tree benefits, the importance of trees and many other topics in and about the Sacramento region.

https://www.sactree.com

UC Cooperative Extension – Sacramento County

The chart is to be used as a quick reference to a few of the more common trees found growing in and around Sacramento. Both good and undesirable growing habits and growth characteristics are featured.

https://ucanr.edu/sites/sacmg/files/117115.pdf

Urban Forest Institute at Cal Poly

Resources on tree selection, tree identification, tree health, urban wood use, urban forest management information and pictures. Emphasis on California trees.

ufei@calpoly.edu

https://selectree.calpoly.edu

 

Treepedia

A product of the Senseable City Laboratory—a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Provides data and images on many urban forests and includes a Green View Index.

http://senseable.mit.edu/treepedia

National Tree Benefit Calculator

Tool provided by the Arbor Day Foundation. It is intended to be simple and accessible. As such, it should be considered a starting point for understanding trees’ value in the community, rather than a scientific accounting of precise values.

https://www.arborday.org/calculator/?needClimate=1

Arbor Day Foundation

Very good information on many aspects of tree benefits, the importance of trees, etc.

https://arborday.org

CalFire - California Urban & Community Forestry Program

Works to expand and improve the management of trees and related vegetation in communities throughout the state. Its mission of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Urban Forestry Program is to lead the effort to advance the development of sustainable urban and community forests in California.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_urbanforestry

http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/TreeCityLineCampus.pdf

 

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Select a tree or other vegetation and see its characteristics and growth requirements.

https://plants.USDA.gov

UC Davis Arboretum including All-Star plants

General information including 100 Plants Tested and Recommended for California Garden.

https://aboretum.ucdavis.edu

City of Davis Urban Forestry Division

Great site to learn about the Davis tree community and actions being taken to promotes its health and sustainability. Includes schedule of events, master list of trees in Davis, list of landmark trees and much more.

www.cityofdavis.org/city-hall/urban-forestry

Tree Davis

The mission of Tree Davis is to enhance and expand our urban forest by teaching people to plant and care for trees.

http://www.treedavis.org

List of ISA Certified Arborists

www.treesaregood.com

Shady 80 

This is a fun, interactive site where you can learn about specific trees. Really fun site.

 http://www.sactree.com/shady80

State of California Urban Forestry

The mission of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Urban Forestry Program is to lead the effort to advance the development of sustainable urban and community forests in California.

https://www.opr.ca.gov/s_urbanforestry.php

http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/UrbanCommunityForestry.pdf

California ReLeaf

California ReLeaf works statewide to promote alliances among community-based groups, individuals, industry, and government agencies, encouraging each to contribute to the livability of our cities and the protection of our environment by planting and caring for trees. California ReLeaf also serves as the State’s volunteer coordinator for urban forestry in partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

https://californiareleaf.org/

USDA Pacific Southwest Research Station – Urban Forestry

Since 1992 PSW have provided the scientific community, decision-makers and the public with reliable scientific evidence that urban forests add real value to communities.

https://www.fs.fed.us/psw/topics/urban_forestry/

Tree Benefits Research

These sites are many that share information about research on the tree community

http://investfromthegroundup.org/resources/research/#Health

http://actrees.org/files/Research/benefits_of_trees.pdf

https://www.upwithtrees.org/about-trees/tree-benefits

https://projects.ncsu.edu/project/treesofstrength/benefits.htm

i-Tree

Set of science-based tools that quantifies the benefit and values of trees, aids in tree and forest management and advocacy, and shows potential risks to tree and forest health.

https://www.itreetools.org/

How to Spot a Dangerous Tree

"How to Spot a Dangerous Tree," shows some of the more obvious signs of a tree with problems. They are easy to understand and can be seen with the naked eye. It is cautioned that tree owners/manager consult a qualified arborist or nursery person.

http://treeinspection.com/advice/how-to-spot-a-dangerous-tree?showall=1&start=0

REFERENCES

These are among the many sources of information we use in the production of the Guide. We depended on Wikipedia for a large part of the information.

https://www.gardeners.com/how-to/tree-planting/8741.html

ufei@calpoly.edu

https://localwiki.org/davis/Trees

http://www.sactownmag.com/February-March-2017/Made-in-the-Shade/

http://senseable.mit.edu/treepedia

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2636-what-is-a-tree.

https://forestry.usu.edu/tree-identification/what-is-a-tree

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree

https://csfs.colostate.edu/colorado-trees/what-is-a-tree-how-does-it-work/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/29879/6-oldest-trees-world

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/sweet-gum-tree-27329.html

https://calscape.org/Cercis-occidentalis-(Redbud)

https://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden/pickoftheweek/article/Ginkgo-biloba-is-a-beautiful-iconic-tree-4024971.php

https://www.mendorailhistory.org/1_redwoods/redwoods.htm

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-halepensis

http://sonomamg.ucanr.edu/Plant_of_the_Month/Arbutus_Marina/

https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/albjul/all.html

https://www.sactree.com/pages/135

https://www.plantingtree.com/products/silver-dollar-eucalyptus-tree

https://pfaf.org/USER/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Celtis+sinensis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_agrifolia

https://www.google.com/search?q=glossary+of+terms+related+to+tree+botany&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1

https://www.arborday.org/trees/health/issues.cfm

https://forestry.usu.edu/tree-identification/tree-botanical-glossary

http://bewaterwise.com/gardensoft/plant_description.aspx?PlantID=1472

http://botanyboy.org/the-mexican-fan-palm-washingtonia-robusta/

https://gardenerdy.com/bottle-brush-tree

https://calscape.org/Aesculus-californica-(California-Buckeye)?

http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/Education/Tree-Varieties/Scotch-Pine

https://wimastergardener.org/article/sweet-bay-laurus-nobilis/

http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Syagrus_romanzoffiana

https://calscape.org/Fraxinus-dipetala-(California-Ash)

http://botanyboy.org/pinus-thunbergii-the-japanese-black-pine-tree/

http://www.softschools.com/facts/plants/birch_tree_facts/593/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinia_pseudoacacia

https://www.quora.com/How-do-trees-reproduce

https://www.thoughtco.com/id-trees-using-leaf-shape-venation-1343511

https://wltreefriends.org/tree-news/how-deep-are-those-tree-roots/

https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/urban-forests

https://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/city-council/commissions-and-committees/tree-commission

https://medium.californiasun.co/sacramento-city-of-trees-207ed2a7e05a

http://web.sonoma.edu/users/c/cannon/bio314chapter10.html

https://localwiki.org/sac/Native_Trees

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_avium

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_heterophylla

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylosma

http://knowledgebase.lookseek.com/Holly-Oak-Quercus-ilex.html

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/eucalyptus/peeling-bark-on-eucalyptus.htm

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/sweet-gum-tree-27329.html

https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/anatomy.cfm

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-biology/chapter/plant-reproductive-development-and-structure/cartoon of gymnosperm repro.

https://wltreefriends.org/tree-news/how-deep-are-those-tree-roots/ roots

https://www.earthrangers.com/wildwire/leaves-come-in-all-shapes-and-sizes/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf#/media/File:Leaf_diagram.svg leaf schematic

https://friendsoftrees.org/blog/why-do-some-trees-have-needles/

https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/urban-forests

https://cityofdavis.org/home/showdocument?id=5638

https://www.wri.org/blog/2016/03/3-cities-taking-urban-forestry-next-level

https://www.ucdavis.edu/majors/environmental-horticulture-and-urban-forestry/

https://www.fs.fed.us/psw/topics/urban_forestry/

https://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/urban-forestry

http://www.treedavis.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forests_of_the_United_States

https://www.sactree.com/assets/ShadyEightySTFweb.pdf

City of Davis. 2002. Community Forest Management Plan. Authors: Greg McPherson, Ken Murray, Vernon Burton, Nancy Houlding and Davis Robinson.

https://cityofdavis.org/home/showdocument?id=5638

McPherson, E.G. and N. Luttinger. 1998. From nature to nurture: the history of Sacramento’s urban forest. Journal of Arboriculture 24(2), 72-88.

http://debsgarden.squarespace.com/journal/2011/7/18/chinese-pistache-a-gawky-adolescent-grows-up.

http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/cupsema.pdf

https://www.gardenguides.com/126959-varieties-redbud-tree.html

https://www.thespruce.com/deodar-cedar-growing-profile-3269261

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=283004&isprofile=0&

https://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/silver-maple

https://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/crepe-myrtle-trees