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NeighborWoods Month was Tree-Mendous

November 16, 2017

At the Sacramento Tree Foundation, there are a few things that remind us autumn is on the way: cooler weather, pumpkin spiced lattes, and National NeighborWoods Month. October was busy as we helped several neighborhoods around the region grow and protect the forest in their communities. Some highlights:

Hampton Station neighborhood (South Sacramento): A group of intrepid neighbors braved the tough digging conditions to help their community plant 5 new trees at 3 houses. It was amazing to see how a small group planting can turn into something more as several neighbors approached to ask how they could get involved in future plantings in the neighborhood.  

Luther Burbank High School (South Sacramento): As part of the school’s Urban Agriculture Academy launch and as an expansion of the Burbank Urban Garden program we planted and mulched 36 trees (including 6 fruit) with 35 volunteers. These trees will become part of the curriculum, with the garden hosting four classes per day focused on food and agriculture in the urban environment.  

Cordova Vineyards neighborhood (Rancho Cordova): Fueled by breakfast and coffee, our volunteer tree-planting groups fanned out to 22 homes planting 58 trees, including 15 in the local park. We love seeing neighbors helping neighbors and children planting alongside their parents. Join us as we continue our work in Rancho Cordova December 2nd. 

Arden Park neighborhood (Sacramento): A huge congratulations to our longest running NeighborWoods initiative at 17 years and counting. Like previous years, the planting was a smashing success with the Arden Park Tree Committee adding 40 new trees at 27 homes, pushing their grand total over 2,200 trees over the lifetime of the project!  

River Park neighborhood (Sacramento): For the third straight year, volunteers worked side-by-side with residents to plant and mulch trees in River Park. Many hands made light work with 35+ volunteers planting 40 trees at 25 homes. River Park, we’ll see you again next year. 

We loved working with these communities and we believe that everyone in our region deserves to have the benefits of a healthy, abundant tree canopy. We’d like to help YOU create a NeighborWoods project where you live.