by Torin Dunnavant
As 2020 begins to set, we reflect upon the year. We are thankful for having gotten through 2020, and are very, very excited for things to come.
by Stephanie Robinson
We have exciting news! After two years of succession planning in preparation for Ray Tretheway’s retirement, and a comprehensive search and interview process with many talented local and national candidates, we are very happy to announce that Jessica Sanders has accepted the position of executive director of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.
by Rachel Patten
We are so excited to announce the winners of our first round of South Sacramento NeighborWoods mini- grants! We are putting cash in the hands of residents and community groups because we know that the people who live, work and play in South Sacramento are most knowledgeable about how to grow a full and healthy tree canopy in their community. It is an honor to work with and support these TREE-mendous grant recipients in their vision and leadership towards a greener, healthier South Sac.
by Rob Turner, Sactown Magazine
"...the most controversial aspect of the project in recent months has been the plan to dig up part of Capitol Park for the private underground garage for the legislators... For those not familiar with the site, Capitol Park is essentially a living museum, filled with trees that possess cultural or historical significance—trees planted in the 1800s; trees gifted to the state by other nations; trees that were transplanted here from the battlefields of the Civil War. One tree, a coast redwood nicknamed the 'Moon Tree,' sprouted from seeds that orbited the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971."
"This December, Ray will retire as Executive Director at the Sacramento Tree Foundation after nearly four decades of service. Under his stewardship, the Foundation has planted over one million trees, giving Sacramento the well-earned title of the largest hand-planted urban forest in the world. Ray’s deep love for the area’s trees and his devotion to safeguarding their existence is the cornerstone of the Foundation’s legacy."
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."