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Deepening our roots in North Sacramento

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is joining forces in North Sacramento with local leaders to expand the urban forest in a large area covering North Sacramento, Del Paso Heights, South Natomas, Hagginwood, Gardenland, Northgate, and parts of Arden Arcade and North Highlands.

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Reforesting South Sac with Asian Resources, Inc. & United Latinos

Community visions for trees: Free fruit tree care in South Sacramento

Free fruit tree pruning & advice for South Sacramento

Most reclaimed wood is used in one-off projects. This furniture company is thinking way bigger

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How to Plant a Tree

Yes, there are right and wrong ways to plant a tree. By following our best planting practices, your tree will get the best start for a long and healthy life. Watch our planting video to see best planting practices in action.

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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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Monitoring trees for the Save the Elms Program


Wednesday, April 14

After watching an online training, you are invited to participate in monitoring Sacramento's elm trees for Dutch elm disease while out on a walk or bike ride. You'll report your findings through a smartphone app so we can save our remaining iconic elm trees from this deadly disease.

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DIY Workshop at Urban Wood Rescue - Hairpin Leg Tables


Sunday, April 18 9:30A - 1:30P

Create a trendy hairpin leg table with locally sourced urban lumber! This DIY workshop is perfect for beginners. Choose from a locally salvaged redwood cookie or elm half-cookie to sand, finish, and turn into a trendy hairpin leg coffee or side table. All supplies provided. Masks and social distancing required; event will be outdoors in fresh air.