Cal Fire highlights the importance of trees in California

By From page A13 | December 06, 2013

Trees are an essential part of California’s climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third, fourth and fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “Trees Make My Community Healthy.” Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by Feb. 14, 2014. Winners will be featured at the State Fair and awarded cash prizes provided by the California Community Forests Foundation.

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