STEP

Help us Save our Elms: Take a Walk, Save a Tree

About STEP

For more than 30 years we have trained volunteers to advocate and care for our urban forest. The Save The Elms Program builds on that foundation by training citizen scientists to help identify Dutch elm disease symptoms in order to slow the spread of the disease.

» Read more »

STEP Community Scientist

Interested in helping the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento identify elm trees that may be infected by Dutch elm disease? Save The Elms Program (STEP) Community Scientists will help us identify unhealthy trees by visually monitoring public elms throughout the summer.

» Learn More! »

How-To See all

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!

» Learn More! »

Events See all

Urban Wood Rescue Ambassador Orientation

Urban Wood Rescue

Sunday, July 21 12:00P - 1:30P

Passionate about the work we are doing at our Urban Wood Rescue? This orientation is the first step in becoming an Urban Wood Rescue Ambassador and being able to help us share that passion with our weekend customers!

Learn More

Hands-On Waterwise and Mulching Workshop

Neil Orchard Senior Activities Center

Saturday, July 27 8:30A - 11:30A

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and The City of Rancho Cordova for a hands-on waterwise landscaping class. Spend an hour learning about caring for your trees using low-water landscaping techniques and then get your hands dirty practicing mulching trees in the park.

Sign Up