Heroes

People and landscapes that best exemplify outstanding accomplishments in tree planting, care and stewardship, as well as the overall importance of trees.

Growing Greenprint Award

Honoring a government jurisdiction in the Sacramento Greenprint region that has made noteworthy contributions toward improving their communities by building a better urban forest. 

 

City of Sacramento - Urban Forest Services 

The City of Sacramento Department of Public Works, Urban Forestry plays a vital role in protecting Sacramento’s urban forest through its monitoring initiatives, and for that reason, we are proud to present them with the 2018 Growing Greenprint Award. In partnership with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the Urban Forestry Department works through the Save the Elms Program (STEP) to compile volunteer-collected data and so they can monitor Sacramento’s remaining elm trees. In the past two years alone, the City confirmed 20+ cases of Dutch elm disease through this program. Their efforts to stop the spread of this disease saved dozens of other elms from becoming infected and, ultimately, chopped down. The City works tirelessly to ensure the health and wellbeing of our urban forest, and their specific commitment to these beloved historical elms is inspiring.