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How Sacramento’s urban forest divides the city — and some neighborhoods are left behind

"Trees cover nearly 20 percent of the city’s 100 square miles. In Land Park, for example, the canopy covers 43 percent — more than double the city-wide average. Now compare that with the 12 percent tree canopy coverage found in Meadowview in south Sacramento... Evidence has been mounting for years about the underlying benefits a hearty canopy affords to individual health."

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Greta Thunberg: 'We are ignoring natural climate solutions'

Sacramento's beloved tree canopy is in grave danger. Here's what you can do to help save it

A tiny beetle has decimated SoCal trees. Now experts are worried about Sacramento

We're in a race to save our urban canopy. Why Sacramento's trees are under threat

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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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Care for your Roots

Roots work hard to keep your tree healthy, strong, and anchored into the ground. Learn how to care for your roots so they can thrive underground.

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Planting at Garden Valley Elementary School

South Natomas

Saturday, October 19 8:45A - 12:00P

Help us put the "garden" back in the Garden Valley Elementary School. Earlier this year, we planted 15 native oak trees to provide much-needed shade for students and habitat for wildlife. Join us as we plant 20 additional trees, mulch the existing trees, and add some new plants to the butterfly garden. Stick around for a community lunch afterwards!


Bear River Habitat Trail Planting

Plumas Lake

Saturday, October 19 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us in our final season of work at the Bear River Habitat Trail. This workday is family friendly and will include native plant planting and care.