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Folks for Oaks

For nearly a decade, the Sacramento Tree Foundation has been working with SMUD to provide valley oak trees to residents of the City of Elk Grove Rural Community. This program, called Folks for Oaks, was established in 2007 thanks to the gusto and dedication of two community members, Leo Fassler and Nancy Myers. Since the inception of the program, about 1,400 valley oaks have been planted in this community.

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Chronicles of the Sacramento Elms: Part 1

Sacramento, the City of Trees. Our streets canopied by that signature tree. The stately…“birch”? The stately…“poplar”? No, stately only comes to mind to describe the elm! The elm marched across the American landscape in the 1800’s as town squares embraced English-style rectangular brick building designs and cultural centerpiece trees like elms. Elms have come to represent the finest arboreal visage of our urban centers.

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Announcing our NEW Urban Ecology Manager, Jennifer!

Hello! My name is Jennifer Szeliga and I am the newest member of the Sacramento Tree Foundation team! I am excited to be part of this team as the Urban Ecology Manager! Growing up on a farm, I came to appreciate the value of our natural surroundings and the importance of taking care of the land at a very early age.

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