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An ode to our native oaks

by Stephanie Robinson

Out of all the wonderful trees that make up our urban forest in Sacramento, native oaks hold a special place in our hearts. Ask any staff member what their favorite tree is, and chances are many will mention the valley oak. Native plants are trending, and for good reason – they are so important to our natural ecosystems. But native trees, and native oaks in particular, carry the biggest impact.

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Surprising ways trees affect our health

by Stephanie Robinson

It's obvious how breathing polluted air can affect our lungs, but it's not as obvious how air quality impacts other aspects of our health.

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Mulch materials ranked from best to worst

by Stephanie Robinson

If you're mulching your trees, chances are you're hoping to give your trees a boost. Mulch can set the stage for healthy soil that in turn grows healthy trees, but some types of mulch can do more harm than good. Here's a ranking of different types of mulch, from best to worst.

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Volunteer events are back

We've really missed our volunteers for the last year and half! Check out our events this fall and join us for a safe, fun event near you.

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Trees do a body good

by Stephanie Robinson

Would you rather jog through a shady, tree-filled park or along a hot streetscape surrounded by concrete? Trees and green spaces help us stick to healthy habits throughout our lives.

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Lessons learned from the last drought

by Stephanie Robinson

California lost hundreds of millions of trees during the last drought, and many more will never recover from a slow decline that started with drought stress. As we enter another drought, we recall a few lessons learned to make sure our trees survive this time around.

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Launching a NeighborWoods initiative in downtown's River District

by Kimmy Boyle

Our new River District NeighborWoods Initiative is focused on planting and caring for trees throughout the River District neighborhood and surrounding area. This initiative will plant 800 new trees to increase this area’s urban canopy, host educational workshops and tree care events, and engage local residents, businesses, and organizations to become tree stewards of these newly planted trees!

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Stewarding Folsom's heritage oaks for Earth Day

by Kimmy Boyle

To celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Folsom’s 15-year status as a Tree City USA, the Sacramento Tree Foundation partnered up with the City of Folsom to care for some beautiful mature trees over the weekend. The city is also offering free wood chips for pick-up by residents.

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Deepening our roots in North Sacramento

by Otto Beck

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is joining forces in North Sacramento with local leaders to expand the urban forest in a large area covering North Sacramento, Del Paso Heights, South Natomas, Hagginwood, Gardenland, Northgate, and parts of Arden Arcade and North Highlands.

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Reforesting South Sac with Asian Resources, Inc. & United Latinos

by Victoria Vasquez

Community leaders from Asian Resources Inc. and the United Latinos Green Team planted 19 trees in South Sacramento on Saturday, tying ribbons into a memorial tree for all eight of the victims of the recent shooting in Atlanta. This Deodar cedar, affectionately named Atlanta Love, will not only swirl harmful pollutants high up into the air with its towering evergreen coniferous shape but will also provide a place of reflection to inspire us in new ways to stop hate.

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