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No Annexation Without Representation

"...the most controversial aspect of the project in recent months has been the plan to dig up part of Capitol Park for the private underground garage for the legislators... For those not familiar with the site, Capitol Park is essentially a living museum, filled with trees that possess cultural or historical significance—trees planted in the 1800s; trees gifted to the state by other nations; trees that were transplanted here from the battlefields of the Civil War. One tree, a coast redwood nicknamed the 'Moon Tree,' sprouted from seeds that orbited the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971."

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Natomas Oaks Park to be Renamed the Ray and Judy Tretheway Oak Preserve

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Finding ways to do better

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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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Planting at Howe Community Park

Arden Arcade (Online)

Saturday, November 14 10:00A - 11:00A

The Sacramento Tree Foundation in partnership with Fulton El Camino Recreation and Parks District will be adding more trees to the canopy of Howe Community Park! We will be welcoming several beautiful new shade trees at this amazing park and we need you to send in your wishes to be planted with our Wishing Trees.

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The Ray and Judy Tretheway Oak Preserve Ribbon Cutting

Facebook Live

Thursday, November 19 11:00A - 12:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation, Councilmember Steve Hansen, and City of Sacramento Parks on Facebook Live to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the newly renamed Ray and Judy Tretheway Oak Preserve (formerly Natomas Oaks Park).

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