Additional resources and
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.
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
good information on many aspects of tree benefits, the importance of trees and
many other topics in and about the Sacramento region.
UC Cooperative Extension –
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.
Urban Forest Institute at Cal
tree selection, tree identification, tree health, urban wood use, urban forest
management information and pictures. Emphasis on California trees.
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.
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
good information on many aspects of tree benefits, the importance of trees,
- California Urban & Community
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.
USDA Natural Resources
Select a tree or other
vegetation and see its characteristics and growth requirements.
UC Davis Arboretum including
information including 100 Plants Tested and Recommended for California Garden.
City of Davis Urban
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.
The mission of Tree
Davis is to enhance and expand our urban forest by teaching people to plant and
care for trees.
List of ISA Certified
This is a fun,
interactive site where you can learn about specific trees. Really fun site.
State of California
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.
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
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.
Tree Benefits Research
These sites are many
that share information about research on the tree community
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
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.
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
of gymnosperm repro.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf#/media/File:Leaf_diagram.svg leaf schematic
Davis. 2002. Community Forest Management Plan. Authors: Greg McPherson, Ken
Murray, Vernon Burton, Nancy Houlding and Davis Robinson.
E.G. and N. Luttinger. 1998. From nature to nurture: the history of
Sacramento’s urban forest. Journal of Arboriculture 24(2), 72-88.