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.