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Trees are a tool to fight Inequality

By: Matt Buland

Matt Buland (the one in the hard hat) one of our incredible Community Foresters suggests, "There should be no marathons, only short sprints to the next shade tree. BANG!!! We're off." Read more to see what he means...

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River Park NeighborWoods: A Blue Print for Success

By: Kate Riley (Volunteer Extrordinare)

Would you like the opportunity to grow and protect the forest in your very own neighborhood? Here's some advice from Kate Riley an outstanding volunteer committed to making her community greener and healthier. Fall is the best time to plant a tree and October is NeighborWoods month, so today is the day to get started in your community, learn how Kate and her neighbors got started!

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Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Can you feel it? Fall is in the air! Crisp mornings, leaves changing colors, and the ubiquitous flavor of pumpkin spice have arrived. Living in one of the most diverse urban forests in the world (Sacramento boasts more than 100 different species of trees), we are fortunate each Fall to watch as our trees prepare for Winter and our urban forest becomes a wild expanse of color. Here are a few of our most favorite colorful trees available through our Sacramento Shade Program.

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Save The Elms Program Celebrates Success!

It's a wrap! 2016 was a pilot year for our Save The Elms Program as we brought it back from a multi-year hiatus. For year one, we had the simple goal of training 50 volunteers to monitor at least 500 of our approximately 2200 public elm trees. Great news, we sprinted past our goals with 50 volunteers monitoring 750+ elms, 34% of the population! What's more? 25 of those volunteers attended our STEP celebration to offer advice and guidance for STEP 2017.

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