Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento
Saturday, July 15 9:00A - 11:00A
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.
Fremont Presbyterian Church, Sacramento
Saturday, July 22 10:00A - 12:00P
Join the River Park Tree Canopy Project at a presentation by certified arborist and UCCE Master Gardener Fran Clarke, one of the preeminent arborists in this region, who has years of experience helping homeowners succeed in caring for their trees as Stewardship Manager at the Sacramento Tree Foundation. You will learn the best practices for keeping your beautiful mature trees healthy and structurally sound.