Events

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Events

Help Us Build Suga’ Cane Community Garden

Del Paso Heights, Sacramento

Saturday, September 23 9:00A - 12:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation, Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance, and Green Technical Education & Employment build a new Teaching Urban Farming, Forestry, and Aquaponics (TUFFA) Training Center in Del Paso Heights (called "Suga’ Cane Community Garden") for United Way's Day of Caring.

You will be redirected to United Way's website to register to volunteer. 

This event is full. Please check back later to see if any additional spots are available.  

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Acorn Harvester Training

Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

Sunday, September 24 9:00A - 12:00P

Learn about the biology of our native oak trees and become qualified to harvest acorns for Sacramento Tree Foundation programs. Class will include both classroom-style and hands-on learning and is geared towards individuals 12 and older. This class is perfect for scout leaders, educators, and students who wish to participate in this fall's harvest. After class, Acorn Harvesters work on their own schedule to help us gather 10,000 acorns from throughout the Sacramento region.

This event is full. Please email volunteer@sactree.com to be added to our wait-list.

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Carolyn Coleman: Closing Keynote Speaker at APA State Conference

APA State Conference, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento

Tuesday, September 26 10:15A - 11:45A

For this session, the Speaker Series will join up with the 2017 State APA Conference to hear from Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director of the California League of Cities. Ms. Coleman will speak on important issues facing our cities and will draw upon the Conference theme “Capitalizing on our Diversity”. She brings 25 years of experience as a leader and an advocate in the public and private sectors to her role as executive director of the League of California Cities. She joined the League of California Cities in December 2016 after a decade with the National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington, D.C. as senior executive and director of federal advocacy. During her tenure at NLC, she oversaw the organization’s advocacy efforts and worked closely with city leaders and the 49 state municipal leagues throughout the country to advance NLC’s priorities in matters before Congress, the Administration and the courts. Prior to working with NLC, Coleman served as deputy mayor for the city of Indianapolis where she focused on economic development, infrastructure and community engagement. She previously practiced law and held marketing leadership positions in the private sector.

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Mulching at the Sacramento Horsemen's Association

Sacramento Horsemen's Association, Sacramento

Wednesday, September 27 9:00A - 12:00P

Help us mulch native oak trees planted in the spring of 2017 at the Sacramento Horsemen's Association (SHA). Mulching these trees will help them grow strong to provide shade to people and horses while bolstering the health and continuity of the historic oak woodland that persists on the property. This is a great event for families, groups, and service organizations.

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Mulching at Haggin Oaks Fairway #16

Haggin Oaks Golf Course, Sacramento

Wednesday, September 27 1:00P - 4:00P

Help us mulch native oak trees planted in the spring of 2017 along Fairway #16 at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. Mulching these trees will help them grow strong to provide shade to people while bolstering the health and continuity of the historic oak woodland that persists on the property. This is a great event for families, groups, and service organizations.

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Acorn Harvest in Rocklin

Johnson-Springview Park, Rocklin

Saturday, September 30 9:00A - 11:00A

Join us as we harvest acorns to be used in our Seed to Seedling program and oak reforestation projects! Our team of acorn experts will guide you though some of our favorite remnant oak woodlands while we gather and sort ripe acorns. We will cover between 1.5 and 2 miles of trail and will have lots of opportunities to learn more about our native oak trees and local conservation efforts along the way.

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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.

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Acorn Harvest in West Sacramento

West Sacramento Barge Canal Access, West Sacramento

Saturday, October 7 10:00A - 12:00P

Join us as we harvest acorns to be used in our Seed to Seedling program and oak reforestation projects! Our team of acorn experts will guide you though some of our favorite remnant oak woodlands while we gather and sort ripe acorns. We will cover between 1.5 and 2 miles of trail and will have lots of opportunities to learn more about our native oak trees and local conservation efforts along the way.

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Community Planting Leader (CPL) Orientation

Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento

Saturday, October 14 10:00A - 12:00P

Join our team of Community Planting Leaders in growing and protecting the best urban forest in the nation! At this orientation, you'll learn about the Sacramento Tree Foundation's mission and programs, how to effectively lead volunteers at tree planting and care events, and what being a CPL for habitat restoration or urban tree planting projects involves going forward. CPLs commit to supporting at least 1 event per month October through May.

You must have volunteered at a tree planting or care event to be eligible to attend the orientation for CPLs. Click here for more information about the program.

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Integrating Rural and Urban Planning: Working Together to Support California’s Diverse Communities

West Sacramento Community Center, West Sacramento

Friday, October 20 8:30A - 10:30A

The rural areas of California have never been more important to the overall economic and social health of the state of California. As the state struggles with the issues of drought, groundwater management, climate change, forest health and fire prevention, and economic development, the diverse rural regions of California provide many opportunities for statewide solutions. State and regional planning rarely consider rural issues to the degree urban communities are studied and planned. In order for California to successfully address these challenges and benefit all residents, policymakers and planners need to understand the interconnections between rural and urban communities and engage with and invest in rural communities to develop strategies and programs that meet their needs. This session will explore tools and opportunities that could strengthen the health and prosperity of rural California and increase statewide sustainability.

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Water Wise Tree Care Class

San Juan Water District, Granite Bay

Saturday, October 21 9:30A - 11:00A

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and San Juan Water District to learn about caring for your trees using low water landscaping techniques. Discover the magic of mulching, slow-watering strategies, and more. Learn to keep your young and mature trees healthy with the right amount of water. The wet weather last winter was certainly welcome, but these water wise methods for tree care remain useful for our hot and dry summer climate.

You will be directed to the San Juan Water District's website to register.

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Acorn Harvest at Stone Lakes

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Elk Grove

Saturday, October 21 9:00A - 1:00P

Join us as we harvest acorns to be used in our Seed to Seedling program and oak reforestation projects! Our team of acorn experts will guide you though some of our favorite remnant oak woodlands while we gather and sort ripe acorns. We will cover between 2 and 4 miles and will be hiking in a rugged, off-trail setting. There will be lots of opportunities to learn more about our native oak trees and local conservation efforts as well as view wildlife during this special access event.

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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.

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NeighborWoods Planting in Hampton Station

Hampton Station Neighborhood, Sacramento

Saturday, October 21 9:00A - 1:00P

Like many South Sacramento neighborhoods, Hampton Station faces an inequity of tree canopy being it is a new development. At the Sacramento Tree Foundation, our vision is to bring beautiful, tree-lined streets, shaded parks and schools, and full-canopy forests to the entire Sacramento community through our NeighborWoods initiative. You can be a part of this journey of greening Sacramento by joining us at Hampton Station neighborhood as we plant new shade and fruit trees.

This volunteer opportunity is only available to Hampton Station residents. 

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Learn at Lunch: Tree Selection for the 21st Century

Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento

Thursday, October 26 11:30A - 1:00P

The California Urban Forest Council, Sacramento Region Chapter “Learn at Lunch” series provides advanced educational opportunities for urban forestry professionals and the public. Learn at lunch presentations are provided every 2 months. Sessions are free. ISA CEU's are requested for each session. (Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own food and beverage.)

This session will be presented by Greg McPherson, Ph.D. of the U.S. Forest Service.

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NeighborWoods Planting in Arden Park

Arden Park, Sacramento

Sunday, October 29 9:00A - 12:00P

Like many Sacramento neighborhoods, Arden Park faces a declining tree canopy due to an aging population of trees made up mostly of Modesto Ash. More than a decade ago, the forward-thinking neighborhood formed a group to facilitate an annual Tree Planting Project to replace those trees and revitalize their community. This year, we will need the assistance of our TREEmendous volunteers. Together, we can keep Arden Park's tree canopy healthy and beautiful for generations to come.

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8th Annual Golf FORE Trees Tournament

Monday, November 6 9:00A - 6:00P

For 35 years, the Sacramento Tree Foundation has been building healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by growing the best urban forest in the nation. By providing education, training, tools and expert advice, the Sacramento Tree Foundation empowers our community to plant, protect and value the trees that cool and shade our region.

Since 1923 the North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business and quality of life in North Sacramento and is proud to host this tournament in support of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.

Please join us for a great game of golf on the tree-lined championship course at Del Paso Country Club!

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Report Card 2007-2017: What does it means for 2017-2027?

West Sacramento Community Center, West Sacramento

Friday, November 17 8:30A - 10:30A

How has the Sacramento Region made progress on sustainability, climate change, smart growth over the last 10 years? This session will retrospectively examine what we’ve learned in the last ten years, and how these lessons can inform the planning profession in the next year. We’ve promoted smart growth principles, the Blueprint, sustainable practices and climate action. We’ve experienced the great recession and a severe drought. We’re dealing with significant changes at the national level and assessing what it means for Sacramento and California. What have we learned and how can we apply lessons learned to the future? If only we had a crystal ball!

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Howe Park Hands On Pruning Workshop

Howe Community Center, Sacramento

Friday, November 17 9:00A - 11:30A

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from SacTree's certified arborist. Quick, simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful will save you time and money in the future.This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion followed by outdoor field training in Howe Park practicing pruning in small groups on young trees (tools provided).

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What's the weather?

Are you wondering if the tree planting you are registered for is still taking place due to inclement weather?

Find out by calling:

(916) 974-4318