Heroes

People and landscapes that best exemplify outstanding accomplishments in tree planting, care and stewardship, as well as the overall importance of trees.

C.K. McClatchy Award

This year we are thrilled to present LeRoy Munsch with the C.K. McClatchy Award, LeRoy undeniably has a passion for parks that exemplifies the spirit of C.K. McClatchy. For more than 20 years, he has almost single-handedly planted over 1,000 trees around the Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District's six parks, contributing greatly to their beauty and usability. Many of the trees that LeRoy planted now stand large, majestic, and leafy where there was once only hot, open turf, providing much-needed shade, improved aesthetics, and habitat for local wildlife. LeRoy is truly a champion for our trees!

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Austin B. Carroll Award

Congratulations to our 2017 Austin B. Carroll Award winner the River Park Tree Canopy Project Committee! After observing many mature, two-story-tall trees the River Park community adored being removed due to age-related issues, leading to an overall decline of the neighborhood's tree canopy before their very eyes, a group of concerned neighbors banded together to tackle this alarming threat to our urban forest. Since 2015, the River Park Tree Canopy Project Committee (RPTCP) has partnered with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to replace trees through an annual neighborhood tree planting and educate the neighborhood and greater community about how to best care for their trees.

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Growing Greenprint Award

The City of Rancho Cordova has taken impressive steps towards improving its tree canopy over the past few years and we are happy to honor that work by presenting the City with the Growing Greenprint Award. The City of Rancho Cordova has always understood that trees are a community resource, and that growing trees on both public and private property is necessary. Over the past few years they have demonstrated that belief time and time again.

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Legacy Award

This year's Legacy Award goes to the large, regal bay tree in Fremont Park!

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Lorax Award

Those who knew Clarice Marie Luther will tell you she would "speak for the trees" on many occasions. In the 70 years she lived in East Sacramento, she planted and stewarded countless trees and plants, educated her neighborhood on tree care and the joys of gardening, and stood up to development that threatened the trees around her. We are honored to bestow her with the Lorax Award.

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Help Us Plant a Doggie Oasis!

Daily walks are crucial to maintaining the mental and physical health of the dogs at the SSPCA. Register now to join us on Saturday, October 7th. Let’s build a pawsh doggie oasis for these pups to enjoy as they await their forever-homes!

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Partnership Fosters a Greener Tomorrow in Del Paso Heights

City Council Votes to Support Trees while Saving Water

Project Spotlight: Fruitridge Manor and the Mack Road Partnership

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Dedicate a Tree

Planting a tree is one way to establish a living memorial that will bring peace, joy and security for generations. Likewise, the planting of a tree can be a gratifying act, which honors the memory of a friend or relative, or recognizes a special person or occasion.

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Become a Member

Your gift will strengthen our resources, allowing us to recruit and train more volunteers, educate more people on the benefits of trees and our urban forest and, ultimately, plant more trees.

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Barking up the Right Tree: Help Create a Doggie Oasis

Sacramento SPCA, Sacramento

Saturday, October 7 8:30A - 12:30P

Through the support of SMUD, we are teaming up with the Sacramento SPCA to create a Doggie Oasis! On any given day, the Sacramento SPCA has well over 100 dogs in their shelter and every one of them gets walked in their "Back 40" area. Thanks to a couple of generous donors, new pathways with decomposed granite, irrigation, and new fencing have been installed. Now it's time to fill the area with drought-tolerant trees and shrubs, growing shade and making it a beautiful, natural landscape for both the dogs and SPCA's volunteers.

We need your help to complete this wonderful space! Join us as we plant approximately 25 new trees and mulch the existing trees in the area.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers ages 16-18 are required to have adult supervision to participate.

Volunteer!

NeighborWoods Planting in Cordova Vineyards

Federspiel Park Playground, Rancho Cordova

Saturday, October 21 9:00A - 12:00P

The City of Rancho Cordova has made planting trees in their community a high priority and Cordova Vineyards is the latest neighborhood to take this priority to heart by banding together to plant trees for their neighbors. Please join us on October 21 as we revitalize another neighborhood through the planting of wonderful shade trees.

Volunteer!