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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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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Events See all

NeighborWoods Summit

Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative

Saturday, February 22 9:00A - 3:00P

Does your neighborhood lack trees? Want to change that? Attend and learn how our NeighborWoods initiative brings together people to make positive change in their communities. You'll get the chance to network with other community members who are passionate for improving their neighborhoods, and you'll go home with a toolkit for making positive change.

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Hands-On Pruning Workshop

Garden Valley Elementary School

Saturday, February 1 8:45A - 11:00A

Learn simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful, and save you time and money in the future. This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion followed by outdoor field training practicing pruning in small groups on young trees.

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