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.

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STEP Citizen 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) Citizen Scientists will help us identify unhealthy trees by visually monitoring public elms throughout the summer.

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Trees for Neighborhoods

The NeighborWoods Program is your opportunity to grow the forest in your very own neighborhood! This program focuses on building investment in your neighborhood by working toward a greater, greener vision through trees. Work directly with one of our expert Community Foresters to plant the right trees in the right places throughout your neighborhood and maximize the many benefits of trees for your community.

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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 Community Scientist Training

Greater Sacramento Urban League

Saturday, April 27 1:00P - 3:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento protect our remaining public elm trees! We will train you to be a community scientist that monitors the elm trees in your neighborhood for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) so we don't lose any more of these beloved giants. Three times between May and October, you'll monitor these trees using the Curioapp to share photos, stories, and health concerns of the tree.

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Save the Elms Community Scientist Training

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Saturday, May 4 1:00P - 3:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento protect our public elm trees! We will train you to be a community scientist that monitors the elm trees in your neighborhood for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) so we don't lose any more of these beloved giants. Three times between May and October, you'll monitor these trees using the Curio app to share photos, stories, and health concerns of the tree.

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