by Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
The state capital takes its tree-loving culture seriously, which makes it a good candidate for a fall color getaway.
by Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Digs Gardening
"A strong beginning leads to a lifetime of success. That’s particularly true of trees."
At this point in a typical year, we would be ramping up for lots of volunteer events. We love bringing people together from across the region to steward the urban forest and to celebrate each other’s efforts. But because of COVID-19 we had to postpone our fall volunteer opportunities. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t bring people together to plant trees, gather acorns, learn about stewardship, and value the urban forest - we just need to think outside the box a bit more.
by Dan Vierra, Inside Sacramento
"September is transition time in gardens where there is lingering beauty and things to do. While still wearing sandals and shorts, give some thought and love to the garden before it’s too late."
by Stephanie Robinson
With rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall in the last decade, many Sacramentans converted their lawns to water wise landscapes. While we fully support these lawn conversions, they can be stressful on your trees.
Mature trees are worth the effort to plan around and protect - our communities depend on the health, environmental, and economic benefits they provide. Once they are lost, it will take decades to replace them, but some initial planning could save your tree's life.
by Kathy Morrison, Sacramento Digs Gardening
"Be good to your trees, and they'll continue to be good to you."
Trees make our communities beautiful, but they do so much more than that. Learn more about the benefits of trees by watching this video.