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South Sacramento residents: Get up to $5,000 for trees & jobs in your neighborhood

All neighborhoods need trees to thrive, but some areas never got their fair share. Let's work together to change this - what are your ideas to grow and care for trees in South Sacramento? Apply for funding to turn your vision into a reality and grow a healthier, greener future for your family and neighbors.

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Sacramento's elms need eyes -- yours

Explore Outdoors: Sacramento urban forest offers trip around world through trees

Sacramento ranks among worst cities for ‘heat island’ neighborhoods. New study shows why

Sacramento’s tree canopy reflects the city’s inequities. How a $250 million plan could help

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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

Sacramento

Tuesday, August 3

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 Garden Planter Boxes

Sacramento

Saturday, August 21 9:00A - 12:00P

Assemble and decorate your own planter box with a pre-cut kit at Urban Wood Rescue. The wood to make these boxes was milled from a HUGE redwood tree in the Pocket neighborhood of Sacramento that had to be removed. These planters are perfect for growing herbs, flowers, and even vegetables. Gardeners, beginning woodworkers, and kids will love this hands-on workshop.

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