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STEP Community Scientist

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento protect our remaining public elm trees! Three times from May through October, our Save the Elms Program's (STEP) volunteer community scientists will monitor local elm trees for symptoms of the problematic Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease that has taken the lives of thousands of Sac elms since the 1990's. These community scientists use the Curio app to share photos, stories, and health concerns of the elms. 

Considering becoming a STEP Community Scientist? Sign up for a training today!

Read more about our region's elms saga in our Chronicles of the Sacramento Elms Series.