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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Thanks to the passion and gusto of a tree-lover named J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees! Since its inception in the 1800’s, Arbor Day has been celebrated around the nation as a day to plant and care for trees. How does Sacramento celebrate? Let us count the ways...

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Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Mulching at Bear Hollow

Bear Hollow Drainage Basin

Saturday, June 2 8:15A - 11:30P

Come join the City of Rancho Cordova and the Sacramento Tree Foundation in mulching 93 trees planted as part of CA Arbor Week 2018. You will have the opportunity to mulch oak seedlings planted near the Bear Hollow Drainage Basin. Mulching these trees will help them grow strong to provide shade to people while bolstering the trees' health. This is a great event for families. We hope to see you there!

Please arrive at 8:15 AM to check in and grab a snack so we can get started right away at 8:30 AM to beat the heat!

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Bear River Habitat Trail Workday

Saturday, June 16 8:30A - 11:30A

Join us as we fight invasive weeds, care for young native plants, build things, and get ready to open the Bear River Habitat Trail to the public. We will meet on the third Saturday morning of the month all summer long to work on a variety of tasks that will help make this space beautiful and safe for the public. These events will occur in hot weather conditions and will involve hard work with tools so they are not the best events for our youngest volunteers.

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