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Tree cheers, and thank you

A message from Ray Tretheway

Read a thank you letter from our Executive Director, Ray Tretheway, as he prepares for his retirement this December. 

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Let’s get together (separately) this fall

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.

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South Sacramento residents: Get up to $5,000 for trees & jobs in your neighborhood

Apply for funding today

All neighborhoods need trees to thrive, but some areas never got their fair share. Let's work together to change this - what are your ideas to grow and care for trees in South Sacramento? Apply for funding to turn your vision into a reality and grow a healthier, greener future for your family and neighbors.

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Thinking about a water wise landscape or new patio? Don't forget about your trees

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.

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Check out SMUD's new video on how trees benefit our community

Trees make our communities beautiful, but they do so much more than that. Learn more about the benefits of trees by watching this video.

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Sacramento Tree Foundation Statement on Racial Justice

Our hearts are with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark and everyone whose lives have been impacted by injustice and race-based violence. Communities of color in the Sacramento region suffer from many of these same social ills that impact cities across our nation, and there is huge inequity between neighborhoods. Here is our promise to do our part to remedy this injustice.

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Urban Wood Rescue is back open for business

with Ashley Williams, Good Day Sacramento

Ashley Williams from Good Day Sacramento visited Urban Wood Rescue to learn more about how we are saving trees from the landfill.

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Teachers growing joy for their students

Last week, our Seed to Seedling teachers turned in over 1,000 native oak seedlings that will eventually be planted in our reforestation sites throughout the region.

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Announcing our 2020 Tree Heroes

The Sacramento Tree Foundation's Tree Hero Awards recognize the people, organizations, and trees that champion our urban forest and ensure a healthy, green legacy for future generations. Watch this video to find out who this year's winners are and to get inspired by all of the good work they do!

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Advocacy Alert: Speak up for the trees of Capitol Park

by Stephanie Robinson

California's plans to renovate the East Annex of the Capitol could lead to the removal of dozens of unique and historic trees at Capitol Park. Learn how you can help.

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