Petaluma Tree Planting with ReLeaf

December 10, 2022
ReLeaf Petaluma and Rebuilding Together Petaluma
Six Parks Tree Planting, Phase II
53 Trees in Sunrise Park | 60 Trees in Lucchesi Park
113 Trees Total


ReLeaf  is planting trees again! We continue the Six Parks Tree Planting project with a Phase II planting in Sunrise and Lucchesi Parks on December 10. In April of this year, ReLeaf Petaluma received a second grant from CalFire to plant more trees in our parks. This grant encompasses six parks, all on the east side of Petaluma. As ReLeaf resumes this important project, we invite you to join us in this special event during the holiday season. You can give a gift back to Mother Nature and your community of Petaluma at the same time! Every tree expands our urban canopy which creates multiple benefits for our parks, our neighborhoods, and our environment. Come join us on the journey of planting 10,000 Trees in Petaluma.
Registration 8:30 am
Planting begins at 9:30 am
Lunch provided 12:30 pm

Clean up, Watering, and Final Wrap – 1:00 pm – til

2023 Forest Unlimited January Tree Planting

Trees ready for planting.Forest Unlimitd will hold its anual planting of redwood seedlings on 4 days in January.  We will need volunteers!  We will be planting four different sites on two separate weekends:

Saturday, Jan 7 at Wildwood Retreat Center near Cazadero
Sunday, Jan 8  at St. Dorothy’s Rest at Camp Meeker
Saturday, Jan 28 at the Jenner Headlands
Sunday, Jan 29- a private parcel with a conservation easement adjacent to Occidental Arts and Ecology.

We request that volunteers be vaccinated and wear masks when close to others.  Children are welcome accompanied by a parent.  Covid permitting, we will serve lunch.  If you would like to volunteer for one or two days, please contact our Reforestation Manager, Harlie Cruickshant.

Join the fun!

January 2021 Redwood Tree Planting Revisited

Forest Unlimited is gearing up for our annual redwood tree planting next January 2022.  So it is time to take stock of our January 2021 planting.

Our 2021 tree planting event took place at the Jenner Headlands Preserve the weekend of Jan. 9th & 10th (Sat. & Sunday). We planted  redwood seedling on property that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is maintained by the The Wildlands Conservancy.  We also planted a private parcel on Coleman Valley Road that placed a conservation easement on the land.  Due to the drought, we scheduled a watering event for these trees in summer.

We are so thankful for the 40 volunteers that helped us plant redwoods and restore our Sonoma County forests. We are looking forward to another planting, and expecting 2022 to be our biggest yet.  If you would like to add your name to our volunteer planters list contact our Reforestation Manager Harlie Cruickshank.

We will have more details and confirm start and stop times closer to the date. Please add the event to your calendar, and we will keep you posted! Since this is a private event, sign-ups will be required in order to confirm the number of participants. Sign-up contact information will be released soon. Thank you for your patience!

Our 2020 tree planting took place on a private property in Occidental where we planted about 900 redwood seedlings and at the Madeleine Sone Wildlife Preserve in Sebastopol where we planted another 500 trees.

State Senator Bill Dodd has ideas for restructuring PG&E.

Town Hall Meeting, November 19 
Napa Valley College Little Theater
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has until June 30, 2020, to restructure. If it doesn’t accomplish this, Governor Newsom has threatened that the state will take over the utility. So far PG&E’s restructuring plan favors shareholders and would raise debt and equity. But other competing groups also have plans for restructuring and takeover: big equity funds, bondholders, and municipalities offering to buy PG&E. One way or the other, ratepayers are going to be on the hook. Read more about these plans in The Economist article here.

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Forest Ecotherapy

Author Center for Environmental Inquiry

Ever wished for a less stressful, more fulfilling life without being tethered to distracting technology? Join TreeGirl as we spend a day of re-enchantment engaging in multi-sensory experiences and simple ceremony to reconnect with the wisdom of forest. Learn skills to leave techno-stress behind and rebond with nature for health and well-being.


Julianne Skai Arbor, Forest Ecotherapy Program Director. Julianne (aka TreeGirl), is a certified UC naturalist, ISA Certified Arborist, forest therapy guide, award winning author, and Program Director of Forest Ecotherapy: She has been a multi-disciplinary conservation educator for over 20 years.

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