Saturday, March 31 8:45A - 12:00P
Come help us plant trees in Freeport Park! Currently the City of Sacramento is partnering with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to enhance part of Freeport Park through naturalization. Naturalization is an alternative landscape design technique focused on promoting natural growth processes. This technique is a new and more sustainable way to maintain parks and open spaces.
Coloma Community Center
Saturday, April 14 10:00A - 12:00P
Sacramento’s elm trees are disappearing! Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento in monitoring our remaining public elms for the problematic Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease with no known cure that has taken the lives of thousands of elms around Sacramento since the 1990s. DED-infected trees will be removed by the City to prevent the further spread of this unwelcome pest. This training will give you the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to monitor elms for DED symptoms using your mobile device. STEP Citizen Scientists commit to monitoring selected elm trees three times between May and October.