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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Thanks to the passion and gusto of a tree-lover named J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees! Since its inception in the 1800’s, Arbor Day has been celebrated around the nation as a day to plant and care for trees. How does Sacramento celebrate? Let us count the ways...

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Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

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Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Made In The Shade

The Crest Theatre

Wednesday, April 25 6:00P - 8:00P

Come see the world premiere showing of "Made In The Shade" at the Crest Theatre.

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Capitol Park Tree Tour

Capitol Park

Saturday, April 28 10:00A - 12:00P

Join us for a guided walk with a local expert through Sacramento's most diversely planted park and learn all about the trees and their history. One of the most visited in the region, Capitol Park boasts many State Champion tree specimens noted for their size, age, and beauty. This park is home to a variety of native trees as well as trees from all around the world.

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