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 community scientists to help identify Dutch elm disease symptoms in order to slow the spread of the disease.

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Save the Elms 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.

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Continuing our stewardship of the urban forest in the midst of COVID-19

Here at SacTree, we have made some adaptations to keep our community safe while also continuing our work stewarding our urban forest. We have cancelled all in-person events and appointments, while shifting many of our operations online.We will keep you updated when we have new virtual offerings and when we are fully up and running again.

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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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Save the Elms Program Community Scientist Training

Online

Saturday, April 25 10:00A - 12:00P

Join us for a virtual training session to learn how you can help save our remaining public elm trees! Our Save the Elms Program's (STEP) Community Scientists will be trained to monitor local elm trees for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) over the summer using a mobile app.

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Save the Elms Program Community Scientist Training

Online

Wednesday, April 29 6:00P - 8:00P

Join us for a virtual training session to learn how you can help save our remaining public elm trees! Our Save the Elms Program's (STEP) Community Scientists will be trained to monitor local elm trees for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) over the summer using a mobile app. 

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