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Sacramento Tree Foundation Statement on Racial Justice

Our hearts are with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark and everyone whose lives have been impacted by injustice and race-based violence. Communities of color in the Sacramento region suffer from many of these same social ills that impact cities across our nation, and there is huge inequity between neighborhoods. Here is our promise to do our part to remedy this injustice.

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Urban Wood Rescue is back open for business

Announcing our 2020 Tree Heroes

Summer Days Often Feel Much Hotter If You Live In One Of California’s Historically Redlined Neighborhoods

New Life for Old Trees

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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


Saturday, June 6

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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Urban Wood Rescue Reopening

Depot Park

Saturday, June 6

We are excited to welcome customers back to the Urban Wood Rescue lumberyard starting Friday 6/5! New hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30am-3:30pm. We ask that all customers please wear a mask, and we will limit the number of visitors to no more than 10 at a time. Curbside pickup is also available.

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