Events

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Events

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.

This event is full. Please check back later to see if any spots have become available.

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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.

This event is full. Please check back later to see if any spots have become available.

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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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Neighborhood Shade Tree Planting with the Woodland Tree Foundation

Campbell Park, Woodland

Saturday, October 28 8:30A

The Woodland Tree Foundation, a partner of the Sacramento Tree Foundation, is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers dedicated to improving Woodland through the planting of trees. Their motto is Building Community Through Canopy. Learn more about their work by joining them on October 28 as they plant shade trees around a neighborhood near Campbell Park.

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Sakura Grove Planting at Southside Park

Southside Park, Sacramento

Saturday, October 28 9:00A - 12:30P

Southside Park is on the cusp of creating something extraordinary and we need your help to make this happen! We are working with Sakuramento, the City of Sacramento's Department of Parks and Recreation, and the office of Council Member Steve Hansen to bring a grove of 28 flowering cherry trees (sakura) to Southside Park this fall. Volunteers will help by planting and mulching the trees as well as beautifying the park.

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NeighborWoods Planting at Luther Burbank High School

Luther Burbank High School, Sacramento

Saturday, October 28 9:00A - 1:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation as we spend a beautiful fall morning completing our first phase of canopying the campus of Luther Burbank High School during National NeighborWoods Month. Fall is the perfect time to fill the campus with 40 more shade trees and mulch its existing trees so they remain strong, vibrant, and healthy for years to come. Luther Burbank High School students and faculty are encouraged to participate too.

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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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Pruning and Maintaining Your Water Smart Landscape Workshop

Citrus Heights Community Center, Citrus Heights

Wednesday, November 1 6:00P - 8:00P

Join Eco Landscape California and the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a workshop focused on things you can do in the fall and winter to keep your tree and plant-based landscape looking great. This workshop includes information on pruning young shade trees and other plants, maintaining irrigation systems, and managing wet-weather pests.

You will be redirected to Eco Landscape California's website to register.

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Workday at the Bear River Habitat Trail

Bear River Habitat Trail, Yuba County

Saturday, November 4 9:00A - 12:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation in planting, weeding, and mulching the thousands of native plants our volunteers have planted along the Bear River Habitat Trail in Yuba County since January 2016. This area will not only provide critical habitat for wildlife, but serve as a beautiful, shaded walking/biking path that will connect neighborhoods around the City of Plumas Lake.

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NeighborWoods Planting in River Park

River Park, Sacramento

Saturday, November 4 9:00A - 12:00P

River Park is known for its beautiful tree canopy -- including large specimens aided by rich soils deposited by the American River. Despite this advantage, like much of the Sacramento region, River Park is facing a decline in their tree canopy due to age, drought, and other tree issues. Taking action to remedy this problem, River Park will hold their 4th community planting event this November. Join residents of the neighborhood in planting trees at individual homes to keep the River Park's canopy healthy and vibrant.

This volunteer opportunity is only available to River Park residents.

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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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Workday at the Bear River Habitat Trail

Bear River Habitat Trail, Yuba County

Saturday, November 11 9:00A - 12:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation in planting, weeding, and mulching the thousands of native plants our volunteers have planted along the Bear River Habitat Trail in Yuba County since January 2016. This area will not only provide critical habitat for wildlife, but serve as a beautiful, shaded walking/biking path that will connect neighborhoods around the City of Plumas Lake.

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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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Nov18

NeighborWoods Planting in Cottage Park

Cottage Park, Sacramento

Saturday, November 18 9:00A - 12:00P

Join us as we begin our NeighborWoods Initiative in Sacramento County! This kickoff event will result in 15 shade trees being planted throughout Cottage Park that will both enhance the natural beauty of the park and create more cool, shady places for neighbors to enjoy. After the planting, we will celebrate our success with some nice food and drinks as well as learn about an ongoing NeighborWoods project in the area, challenges in the community, and what tools you can use to better your neighborhood.

This volunteer opportunity is only available to Cottage Park residents. Please call or email Matt Buland at 916-974-4306 or matt@sactree.com.

What's the weather?

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

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(916) 974-4318